When We Were Orphans

Kazuo Ishiguro
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A novel of memory and loss, set between London of the 1930s and Shanghai between the wars.

England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. Moving between London and Shanghai of the inter-war years, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

Author bio:

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of seven A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans, Never Let Me Go and Nocturnes. In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571283880
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: February 2013
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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