Empire of the Sun

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 08/28/2014

Empire of the Sun

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 08/28/2014

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About the Book

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007221523
  • ISBN 10: 0007221525
  • Imprint: Fourth Estate
  • On Sale: 08/28/2014
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Legal

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