Rushing to Paradise

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 09/25/2014

Rushing to Paradise

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 09/25/2014

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About the Book

J. G. Ballard – author of ‘Crash’ – explores the extremes of ecology and feminism in this highly acclaimed modern fable. Newly reissued with an introduction by Rivka Galchen.

Dr Barbara Rafferty is a fearless conservationist, determined to save a rare albatross from extinction. Her crusade gains widespread coverage when earnest young environmentalist Neil Dempsey is shot and wounded.

Support for the conservationists grows and well-wishers flock to the island, bringing with them specimens of other endangered creatures to be protected by Dr Barbara and her crew. The island seems a new Eden.

But is Dr Barbara as altruistic as she appears? Why are the islanders committing acts of self-sabotage? And what’s keeping Neil alive while the other men sicken?

A classic exploration of the extremes of human behaviour from J.G Ballard, this is a brilliantly unsettling novel in which all preconceptions are overthrown.

This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard’s works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Robert Macfarlane, Martin Amis, James Lever and Ali Smith) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780006548140
  • ISBN 10: 0006548148
  • Imprint: Fourth Estate
  • On Sale: 09/25/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary

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