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When we were orphans: a novel

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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination.
 
Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him.

Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory,...
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9780375410543
9780375412653
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Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him.

Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory,...
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subject_facetBritish -- China -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Missing persons -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Parents -- Death -- Fiction
Private investigators -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Shanghai (China) -- Fiction
title_displayWhen we were orphans
title_fullWhen We Were Orphans
When we were orphans / Kazuo Ishiguro
When we were orphans : a novel [electronic resource] / Kazuo Ishiguro
title_shortWhen we were orphans
title_suba novel
topic_facetBritish
Death
Fiction
Literature
Missing persons
Mystery
Parents
Private investigators
Suspense
Thriller