A pale view of hills is the first novel by nobel prize winning author kazuo ishiguro it won the 1982 winifred holtby memorial prize he received a 1000 advance from publishers faber and faber for the novel after a meeting with robert mccrum the fiction editor. To me this is the second book of kazuo ishiguros after i had read the first the remains of the day or this book could be the third since i had watched his never let me go in a movie anyway compared to the first a pale view of hills seems to be a little below than what i had expected. A pale view of hills 1982 is the first novel by nobel prize winning author kazuo ishiguro a pale view of hills is the story of etsuko a middle aged japanese woman living alone in england and opens with discussion between etsuko and her younger daughter niki about the recent suicide of etsukos older daughter keiko. A pale view of hills boasts a unique style of writing as well as ishiguros masterful storytelling techiniques making this colorful piece of modern literature a treat to first time ishiguro readers. 1982 a pale view of the hills kazuo ishiguros first novel won the winifred holtby prize of the royal society of literature was hailed as a first novel of uncommon delicacy an extremely quiet study of extreme emotional turbulence by the times literary supplement and has been translated into 13 languages
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