Commitment rooted in loss: Kazuo Ishiguro's when we were orphans
Nostalgia may seem fruitless, yet Ishiguro's novel When We Were Orphans reveals its potential force as a touchstone in a world marred by violence. And though melancholia may seem static or destructive, this text uncovers its active and productive potential. In fact, in a life wrenched by loss, these modes can drive a way of living that involves deep ethical commitment and attachment to justice. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group.
Critique - Studies in Contemporary Fiction
Weston, E. (2012). Commitment rooted in loss: Kazuo Ishiguro's when we were orphans. Critique - Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 53 (4), 337-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2010.500314