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When We Were Orphans (Paperback)
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When We Were Orphans (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/02/2013
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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

England, the 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 inter-war London and Shanghai, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

Recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, British author Kazuo Ishiguro’s writing career began with 1982’s acclaimed novel A Pale View of Hills.

His third book, 1989’s The Remains of the Day, firmly secured his reputation, winning the Booker Prize. His other acclaimed books include: When We Were Orphans, An Artist of the Floating World, Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571283880
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 19 mm
Edition: Main

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“Ishiguro's best”

This book is sheer elegance. A famous detective struggles to look into his current case as well as his parents where-a-bouts. He also struggles to contain his life. He has a few heartbreaking decisions to make along... More

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“An absorbing narrative”

This is my favourite among Ishiguru’s books. It’s a beguiling and absorbing narrative that illustrates the nostalgic journey undertaken by the narrator. Banks has achieved his life long ambition to become a famous... More

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