Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
When We Were Orphans
Contributor(s): Ishiguro, Kazuo (Author)

View larger image

ISBN: 0375724400     ISBN-13: 9780375724404
Publisher: Vintage
Retail: $16.00OUR PRICE: $11.68  
  Buy 25 or more:OUR PRICE: $10.72   Save More!
  Buy 100 or more:OUR PRICE: $10.24   Save More!


  WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!   Click here for our guarantee

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2001
Qty:

Annotation: From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Remains of the Day" comes this stunning work of soaring imagination.
Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him.
Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans" offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory, and the possibility of avenging one's past.

Click for more in this series: Vintage International
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
Dewey: FIC
Lexile Measure: 1030(Not Available)
Series: Vintage International
Physical Information: 0.82" H x 5.24" W x 8.02" (0.62 lbs) 352 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - Asian
- Cultural Region - British Isles
- Cultural Region - Chinese
- Cultural Region - Southeast Asian
Features: Price on Product
Review Citations: BookPage 11/01/2001 pg. 43
New York Times 11/04/2001 pg. 36
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Remains of the Day" "comes this stunning work of soaring imagination.
Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him.
Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans" "offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory, and the possibility of avenging one's past.
 
Customer ReviewsSubmit your own review
 
To tell a friend about this book, you must Sign In First!