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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The 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.



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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro (???????? or ?? ??) is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017) . His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London. His first novel, , won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, , won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel . His fourth novel, , won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is , a New York Times bestseller. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017. His novels (2000) , and (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.



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