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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

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages and The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both made into acclaimed films, have sold over a million copies each in Faber editions. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.

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