The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain: Lyrics for Stacey Kent (Hardcover)

The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain: Lyrics for Stacey Kent By Kazuo Ishiguro, Bianca Bagnarelli (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kazuo Ishiguro, Bianca Bagnarelli (Illustrator)
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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of Klara and the Sun and Never Let Me Go comes a gorgeously illustrated volume of lyrics written for the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated jazz singer Stacey Kent.

Memorably introduced by Ishiguro himself, The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain collects the lyrics of sixteen songs he wrote for world-renowned American singer Stacey Kent, which were set to music by her partner, Jim Tomlinson. An exquisite coming together of the literary and musical worlds, the lyrics are infused with a sense of yearning, melancholy, love, and the romance of travel and liminal spaces.

Further exploring the notion of collaboration and interpretation, the collection is illustrated by the acclaimed Italian artist Bianca Bagnarelli, whose work perfectly captures the atmosphere and sensibility of the songs.

About the Author

KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages, and The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both made into acclaimed films, have each sold more than 2 million copies. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.

BIANCA BAGNARELLI has worked as an illustrator with The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Geographic, Penguin Random House, The Atlantic, Wired UK, ESPN, NBC, McSweeney's, Apple, La Revue Dessinée, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Giulio Einaudi editore, Feltrinelli, and others.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593802519
ISBN-10: 0593802519
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 120
Language: English