When Ray turns up to visit his old university friends Charlie and Emily, he's given a special task: to be so much his useless self that he makes Charlie look good by comparison.But Ray has his own buried feelings to contend with. Decades earlier, he and Emily would listen to jazz when they were alone, and now, as Sarah Vaughan sings through the speakers, he struggles to control everything the sound brings with it.In Kazuo Ishiguro's hands, a snapshot of domestic realism becomes a miniature masterpiece of memory and forgetting....
|Title||:||Come Rain or Come Shine: Faber Stories|
|Number of Pages||:||80 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Come Rain or Come Shine: Faber Stories Reviews
So, so funny. I love stories like this.
To celebrate their 90th birthday, publisher Faber and Faber have launched a series called ‘Faber Stories’. A single short story by a host of well-known writers such as Samuel Beckett, Kazuo Ishiguro, P D James, Lorrie Moore, Flannery O’Connor and Sylvia Plath. The first launch of these individual shorts has twenty slim volumes. There will be more later in the year.
‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ was first published in ‘Nocturnes’ in 2009. It is a three character story about remembering the past and wh ...more
Could have been great but I felt that it didn’t really go anywhere and somewhat lacked an ending
A fine little look at domestic life which at times teeters on the brink of humour without ever quite making that last little lunge. The end result is a quick and easy read that doesn't really achieve anything.
Another look by Ishiguro into the idea of memory in literature. A humourous tale of self-indulged humans with false, but good intentions.