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Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro

This Postmodern utopian/dystopian novel is about artificial intelligence, religion, genetic engineering, and coping with death and guilt.
Klara is an Artificial Friend sold to the sickly girl to help her cope with the loneliness and help with her daily challenges. Klara narrates the story and has a remarkable observational capability particularly noticing the little things. Because of her limited life experience, she starts explaining situations she does not know or understand with a religious approach. She explores human emotions, especially love, and the importance of hope and faith.

The novel focuses on more than one current ethical issue and has a unique and innovative narrative perspective that provides an interesting view of AI.

· · 2021

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Klara and the Sun. Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber&Faber, 2021. 307 pp., ISBN 9780571364886

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Students can identify with the text