Kazuo Ishiguro’s adventurous combination of historical fiction and detective story, set largely in England and Shanghai of the 1930s.
In 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 boy. As the world lurches towards war, Banks realises the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last to solve the mystery - and believes that only by his doing so will civilization be saved from approaching catastrophe.
About the AuthorKazuo Ishiguro’s works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature.