When We Were Orphans


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.

ISBN: 9780571225408 Author: Ishiguro, Kazuo Publisher: FABER & FABER Publication Date: 3rd March 2005 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 313 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

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