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When we were orphans, a novel, Kazuo Ishiguro

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When we were orphans, a novel, Kazuo Ishiguro
Language
eng
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fiction
Main title
When we were orphans
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957162505
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Kazuo Ishiguro
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a novel
Summary
A masterful novel from one of the most admired writers of our time.Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-20th-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his mother and father disappear under suspicious circumstances. He grows up to become a renowned detective, and more than 20 years later, returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of the disappearances.Within the layers of the narrative told in Christopher's precise, slightly detached voice are revealed what he can't, or wont, see: that the simplest desires--a child's for his parents, a man's for understanding--may give rise to the most complicated truths.A feat of narrative skill and soaring imagination, When We Were Orphans is Kazuo Ishiguro at his brilliant best.Performed by John Lee
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