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When we were orphans

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime 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 -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
When we were orphans.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2000
(OCoLC)680584951
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN: 0375410546 9780375410543
OCLC Number: 43561786
Description: 335 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Kazuo Ishiguro.
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"England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime 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 the approaching catastrophe." "Moving between London and Shanghai of the inter-war years, When We Were Orphans is a story of memory, intrigue and the need to return: of a childhood vision of the world surviving deep into adulthood, indelibly shaping and distorting a person's life."--Jacket.

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