When We Were Orphans

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England, the 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 inter-war London and Shanghai, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

“When We Were Orphans discloses a writer not only near the height of his powers but in a league all of his own.’-Boyd Tonkin, Independent
‘You seldom read a novel that so convinces you it is extending the possibilities of fiction.’-John Carey, Sunday Times
‘His fullest achievement yet.’ Michael Gorra, New York Times Book Review
‘An imaginative work of surpassing intelligence and taste.’-Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement

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England, the 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 inter-war London and Shanghai, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

“When We Were Orphans discloses a writer not only near the height of his powers but in a league all of his own.’-Boyd Tonkin, Independent
‘You seldom read a novel that so convinces you it is extending the possibilities of fiction.’-John Carey, Sunday Times
‘His fullest achievement yet.’ Michael Gorra, New York Times Book Review
‘An imaginative work of surpassing intelligence and taste.’-Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement

 

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when we were orphans

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