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  • British,  Crime fiction

    When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

    When We Were Orphans is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro published in 2000. Ishiguro rose to fame when he was published The Remains of the Day in 1989 and shocked everyone by writing a typical, classical English novel even though he is a Japanese immigrant and everyone expected him to deal with the migrant experience. Although I haven’t read The Remains of the Day I very much associate it with Howards End and the typical, upper middle-class and turn-of-the-century society. From Good Reads: Christopher Banks, the protagonist of Kazuo Ishiguro’s fifth novel, When We Were Orphans, has dedicated his life to detective work but behind his successes lies one unsolved…