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Today: Kazuo Ishiguro's new book

March 2nd, 2015

Episode 175 of 1279 episodes

Rebecca Jones met novelist Kazuo Ishiguro to discuss his first novel in ten years, 'The Buried Giant'. The story tells of an elderly couple who set out on a journey to find their lost son in a semi-mythical post-Roman Britain. Ishiguro dismissed the suggestion the book is a purely fantasy novel. "It sounds like I'm dealing with out and out fantasy, this is more like a love story, it's about the long slog of love," he said.

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