When We Were Orphans
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When We Were Orphans

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By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me GoShortlisted for the Booker PrizeEngland, 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 188 x 24mm | 240g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571283888
  • 9780571283880
  • 4,040

About Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro's eight books have won him world-wide renown and many honours, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Dayand Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of one million copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015, debuting at number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list.show more

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Ishiguro is the best and most original novelist of his generation, and When We Were Orphans could be by no other writer. It haunts the mind. It moves to tears. Susan Hill Mail on Sundayshow more

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