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ISBN: 0571205623 / ISBN-13: 9780571205622

When We Were Orphans

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • When We Were Orphans (Faber & Faber) – Mass-market paperback (2000)
    by Kazuo Ishiguro

    When We Were Orphans

    Mass-market paperback, Faber & Faber
    2000
    Export - Airside ed.
    384 pages

    ISBN: 0571205623
    ISBN-13: 9780571205622

    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. Now, as the world lurches towards total war, Banks realises the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last solve the mystery - that only by his doing so will civilisation be saved from the approaching catastrophe. Moving between London and ... Show more

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Reviews of When We Were Orphans

Overall customer rating: 3.500
Bettykwu

Brilliantly Written but Poor Plot

by Bettykwu on Nov 25, 2009

I personally liked the book because of the details used to portray the characters. However, the beginning of the book was a drag. Only the ending of the book was decent.

Rubycanary

A most unusual mystery

by Rubycanary on Feb 28, 2009

Another highly unusual narrative taking place before the break out of WWII in China as the Nanking area invaded by the Japanese. Christopher is a detective whose parents were kidnapped in China when he was a child. He returns as an adult to solve their abduction, and the answer is most unexpected. Ishiguro is known for giving just enough information to intrigue, but never really answers all the questions.

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