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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. March 2021, 307 pages. Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.  Ishiguro was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.   AF—Artificial Friend & an ill lifted-GM” American girl;  near future.

Here is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?  Amazon
In her review for The New York TimesRadhika Jones notes that Klara and the Sun returns to the theme of The Remains of the Day as “Ishiguro gives voice to: not the human, but the clone; not the lord, but the servant. Klara and the Sun complements his brilliant vision, though it doesn’t reach the artistic heights of his past achievements. . .when Klara says, “I have my memories to go through and place in the right order,” it strikes the quintessential Ishiguro chord.”  Wikipedia.