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Well Read

Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant (#426)

A Booker Prize winner, author Ishiguro's first novel in a decade tells a luminous story, set 15 centuries ago, that is sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, but always intensely moving. The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: WELL READ opens up a world of ideas through host Terry Tazioli's discussions of the latest books and his conversations with noted authors. Following each interview, Seattle Timesbook editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former VP of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to explore the literary themes of that week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.

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