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Title: EMPIRE OF THE SUN
By: J. G. Ballard, John Lanchester
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0007221525
ISBN 13: 9780007221523
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Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Pub. date: 21 April, 2006
Pages: 352
Description: The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Newly reissued with an introduction by John Lanchester.
Synopsis: The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Newly reissued with an introduction by John Lanchester.Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint.Rooted as it is in the author's own disturbing experience of war in our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged.This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Zadie Smith, Rivka Galchen, Hari Kunzru and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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