Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

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by J. G. Ballard
     
 

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"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 Harbor. 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… See more details below

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"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 Harbor. 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." J. G. 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.

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"An outstanding novel...a classic adventure story."
The New York Times

"A profound and moving work of the imagination."
Los Angeles Times Book Review

"An incredible literary achievement....Brilliant."
— Anthony Burgess

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708982709
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/01/1985
Pages:
480

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