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 remarkable story of memory, intrigue, and the need to return.
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Nostalgic and alluring!
Nostalgic, journey, contentment.
The depth in the Narrator. The narrative, shows that he is merely, human. confused, most and sometimes wrong.
His use of accents and dialects develops the other characters but mostly his voice as Christopher shows a vulnerability and arrogance, which helps in developing his character.
Jenny, the other orphan, who plays a minor yet vital role.
This book is a must read or listen. It is exquisitely written. Kazou Ishiguro is becoming one of my favourite authors.