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J.G. Ballard - Empire of The Sun (A Novel) (2nd Hand Hardback)

£5.20
SKU B001733
Synopsis

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.

In Empire of The Sun Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.

Shanghai, 1941 - a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbour. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war . . . and the dawn of a blighted world.

Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

Details
  • Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 1985 (BCA Edition)
  • ISBN : CN1247
  • SKU : B001733
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'One of the brightest stars in post-war fiction' - Kingsley Amis.

'There are those (I am among them) who would back Ballard as Britain's number one living novelist' - John Sutherland, Sunday Times.

The Author

James Graham Ballard was an English novelist, short story writer, satirist, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Drowned World.