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When We Were Orphans: A Novel (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375724404
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Published: Vintage - October 30th, 2001

This novel beautifully blends Ishiguro's exquisite storytelling (shown off in Remains of the Day) and his Kafkaesque bent for the surreal (displayed in Unconsoled). Together these two styles help create a densely layered world where our most basic understanding of good and evil are brought into question as are our notions of memory, family, history, and self. This is a bold and grand work. It spoiled me for other novels for weeks.