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

£5.95
SKU B001733
  • 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.

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.

'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.

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