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ISBN: 067697306X / ISBN-13: 9780676973068

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 (Vintage Books Canada) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Kazuo Ishiguro

    When We Were Orphans

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books Canada
    2001
    English
    320 pages

    ISBN: 067697306X
    ISBN-13: 9780676973068

    British writer Kazuo Ishiguro won the 1989 Booker Prize for "The Remains of the Day," which sold over a million copies in English alone and was the basis of a film starring Anthony Hopkins. Now "When We Were Orphans," his extraordinary fifth novel, has been called "his fullest achievement yet" ("The New York Times Book Review") and placed him again on the Booker shortlist. A complex, intelligent, subtle and restrained psychological novel built along the lines of a detective story, it confirms Ishiguro as one of the most ... 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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