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When We Were Orphans (2000) [Novel]
by Kazuo Ishiguro Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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. 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.

Original title: When We Were Orphans
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Notes:

  • Cover design by Pentagram
  • Cover photographs courtesy of Hulton Getty
  • to Lorna and Naomi

Edition #1: When We Were Orphans

When We Were Orphans (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Ishiguro is the best and most original novelist of his generation, and When We Were Orphans could be by no other writer. It haunts the mind. It moves to tears. I doubt that there will be a better novel this year." Susan Hill, Mail On Sunday
  • "When We Were Orphans discloses a writer not only near the height of his powers, but in a league all on his own" Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • "Kazuo Ishiguro is currently the most interesting writer about the war and its effects on ordinary lives." William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday
  • "His fullest achievement yet." Michael Gorra, New York Times Book Review
  • "You seldom read a novel that so convinces you it is extending the possiblities of fiction." John Carey, Sunday Times
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When We Were Orphans (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571225408
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in
Pages: 320

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When We Were Orphans (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571205165
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 1.1
Pages: 313

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When We Were Orphans (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 9780375724404
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.8 x 0.7 in
Pages: 352

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When We Were Orphans (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9789676973068
Pages: 320

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When We Were Orphans (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780375410543
Dimensions: 6 x 8.6 x 1.4 in
Pages: 352

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When We Were Orphans (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571203840
Pages: 256

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When We Were Orphans (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 9780676973051
Pages: 320

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When We Were Orphans (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571205622
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7 x 1.3 in
Pages: 368

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