The Radiant Inner Life of a Robot

Kazuo Ishiguro returns to masters and servants with a story of love between a machine and the girl she belongs to

Girl af klara, an Artificial Friend sold as a children’s companion, lives in a store.

  • Judith Shulevitz
  • The Atlantic

On lucky days, Klara gets to spend time in the store window, where she can see and be seen and soak up the solar energy on which she runs.

Not needing human food, Klara hungers and thirsts for the Sun (she capitalizes it) and what he (she also personifies it) allows her to see.

She tracks his passage along the floorboards and the buildings across the street and drinks in the scenes he illuminates.

Klara registers details…

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