By Tim Coley
Special to The Record 

"Klara and The Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro


Last updated 6/24/2021 at 9:18am

Many would argue that Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the most notable book of the 20th Century with his 1990 tale “The Remains of the Day.” He has written many other works in between, but his latest, “Klara and The Sun,” is a wonderfully woven story of just what love, living and the fear of death mean in our culture.

Set in the not too distant future, the title character, Klara, is a B-2 model AF, or artificial friend. In a society where genetically modified children are “lifted” to higher achievement and better schools, many also combat isolation by purchasing an AF. K...

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