I still think it is Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day. It’s a very poignant book. It’s about a butler who has served the same family for years, and one day his new employers get rid of him. He begins to wonder what is the purpose of his life after years of serving the same family, and he looks back on everything that he did and the things he regrets. Ishiguro was relatively young when he wrote it, and he amazingly manages to get into the psyche of this aged man. Very poignant.