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By prospect   May 2009

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Nocturnes By Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber, £14.99)

This has been an unusually rich spring for short stories, with notable collections appearing from James Lasdun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Petina Gappah and Wells Tower (all of whose work has appeared in Prospect; Wells Tower makes his debut this month). It’s a welcome trend that continues in May with the publication of Booker-winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s collection, Nocturnes: five tales of musical hope unravelling. This ensemble of fading stars ranges from a sub-Sinatra crooner to a despairing Hungarian cellist; from a Swiss hotel-lobby duo to a sentimental lover of Broadway songs to a…

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