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When we were Orphans

When we were Orphans

It is 1930s England. Christopher Banks has become the country’s most celebrated detective, his cases are 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. Now as the world lurches towards total war, Banks realizes that the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last solve the mystery – that only by doing so will civilization be saved from approaching catastrophe.


When We Were Orphans

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in November 1954 but moved to Britain in 1960. His books include An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day (1989), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998. He lives in London.

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