"You may wonder why Axl did not turn to his fellow villagers for assistance in recalling the past, but this was not as easy as you might suppose. For in this community the past was rarely discussed. I do not mean that it was taboo. I mean that it had somehow faded into a mist as dense as that which hung over the marshes. It simply did not occur to these villagers to think about the past - even the recent one."
Wow. I put this book off, but it just fell into my hands on the last visit to the library.
There is so much promise in the opening pages already. I'm intrigued where Mr. Ishiguro takes us in this one.