When We Were Orphans

Ishiguro, Kazuo

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In 1930s England, Christopher Banks has become one of the country’s most celebrated detectives. His cases are the talk of London society. Yet one mystery has always haunted him, the disappearance of his parents in Old Shanghai, when he was a boy.

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*Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel Klara and the Sun is now available*

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

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 interwar years, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

‘You seldom read a novel that so convinces you it is extending the possibilities of fiction.’ John Carey, Sunday Times

‘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 Sunday

‘Discloses a writer not only near the height of his powers but in a league all of his own.’ Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Additional information

Weight 260 g
Dimensions 198 × 126 × 19 mm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

313

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K