• The cover of the book Chronic City

    Chronic City

    In a New York City not quite our own, a gigantic tiger prowls the streets and ravages bodegas, hamburger restaurants, and the already tenuous grasp on reality held by the city’s inhabitants. Is the tiger real? Or is it man-made, part of a conspiracy to turn Manhattan over, once and for all, from the free-thinkers and truth-seekers to the shadowy forces of late capitalism seeking to consolidate their power? Paranoid and hilarious, cerebral and sensual, this profound, intricate novel celebrates friendship, art, and conversation in a world where nothing is certain.

     
  • The cover of the book The Buried Giant

    The Buried Giant

    Despite the title, the super-sized creature dominating the landscape in this book is not a humanoid giant, but a dragon. Also subverting expectations is the way the dragon exerts her influence: not through outright violence or chaos, but by blanketing the world in a mist of forgetfulness. Connecting the personal with the global, as he always does masterfully, Ishiguro transports us to a time after the fall of heroes, where the most terrifying quest is into the heart of our own intimate relationships.

     
  • The cover of the book The Sky Is Yours

    The Sky Is Yours

    In dialogue with all of the above texts and more, my novel takes place in the futuristic Empire Island, which for 50 years has been beset with unrelenting attacks from two fire-breathing dragons. Under the shadow of their wings, the city has emptied out and transformed beyond all recognition into a place exclusively dominated by “Late Capitalism’s Royalty” (the 1%) and the inhabitants of a prison colony nicknamed “Torchtown.” As three young people come of age in these ruins—and head toward an inevitable confrontation with the menace from above—songs, poems, oral histories, letters, books-within-the-book, screenplays, and a video game script explore the culture of a metropolis shaped by disaster, and the inner lives of the characters who still inhabit it.