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Narrator Sura Siu on KLARA AND THE SUN

In this video, narrator Sura Siu shares her insights into the themes of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's newest novel, KLARA AND THE SUN. Artificial Friend Klara may not be human, but that doesn't make her any less compelling as a character, and Siu nails the challenging narration.

"It touches upon so many themes such as love and loss, dependence versus independence, and loyalty, and the lengths that someone would go to save someone they love "—Narrator Sura Siu

KLARA AND THE SUN
by Kazuo Ishiguro, read by Sura Siu
Random House Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award

Narrator Sura Siu will be a fresh voice for many listeners, and her wonderfully subdued narration proves perfect for portraying Klara, the all-too-observant "AF" (artificial friend) purchased by a mother for her ailing child. Siu conveys a range of contrasting voices--male and female, adult and adolescent, American and British. In this challenging assignment, she proves herself a performer of rare grace, subtlety, and virtuosity whose haunting portrayal of Ishiguro's more than human main character will linger in listeners' minds for days.

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