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Come Rain or Come Shine: Faber Stories

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
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ISBN : 9780571351749
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 76 pages
Status : Available For Download
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Come Rain or Come Shine: Faber Stories Reviews

  • Ana Builes

    Una historia cotidiana, muy muy jocosa, deliciosa de leer!

  • Manasa

    I can’t remember where but I’m 100% certain that I’ve read this story before. It could have been from one of Ishiguro’s own books but I think there should have been at least been a disclaimer that this is just a short story lifted from elsewhere. I was so excited to read his next book but womp womp.

    EDIT: The story is indeed from his collection of short stories written in 2009, Nocturnes.

  • Andrew

    Sad, the way things turn out.

    An Ishiguro story, full of promise...

    The love Ray and Emily had in that first year at uni, then she was with Charlie for years.

    Then the story became so silly I nearly gave up.

    Sad, the way things turn out.

  • Ginger

    I didn’t realise when I bought this online that it is just a re-publishing of a short story already published in a collection. I would not usually buy a short story on its own like this, but I have to say it was a nice way to read it. It was a surpringly different experience to reading in a collection - like reading from a book instead of a photocopy or kindle.

    The story is cute, I was it last night. Kwirky, I found myself re-interpreting events as new information came up. I wanted to shake the m
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  • Eric

    Very good. Quick, funny and nuanced. I still don’t know how I feel about the ending. It was very enjoyable and relaxing to read. It gave me plenty to think about.

  • Marcus Hobson

    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
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  • Ushnav Shroff

    This was my first time reading an Ishiguro story, and I have to admit that there was a certain flair of bringing out a scene within the narrative of the plot that he manages to do pretty well. An extremely short and entertaining read.

  • thehalcyondaysofsummer

    Opening lines: ‘Like me, Emily loved old American Broadway songs.’