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…
My summer of reading has started and I've bought three new books to add ot my always-growing TBR pile. What do you think?