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A novel of memory and loss, set between London of the 1930s and Shanghai between the wars.
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 inter-war years, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.
About the Author
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of seven A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans, Never Let Me Go and Nocturnes. In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
ISBN: 9780571283880 ISBN-10: 0571283888 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 29th January 2013 Publisher: Faber and Faber Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2
About the Author
Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of seven novels, A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Primio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize), and The Buried Giant (2015), as well as a book of stories, Nocturnes (2009).
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. In 2017, he was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Literature