Hello America

Hello America

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by J. G. Ballard
     
 

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"This fable lifts a great freight of ideas effortlessly…The story of an expedition driven on by wishes of possession and power but guided internally by myths of America whose sources lie in the late 20th century." —Guardian
Following the energy crisis of the late twentieth century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of

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"This fable lifts a great freight of ideas effortlessly…The story of an expedition driven on by wishes of possession and power but guided internally by myths of America whose sources lie in the late 20th century." —Guardian
Following the energy crisis of the late twentieth century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to the now climatically mutated continent. But America is unrecognizable—the Bering Strait has been dammed and much of the country has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture. The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-country journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks, to uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas.

Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
“Enter Mr Ballard's worlds and you become entranced in a séance difficult to break out of, so powerful is his method.”
Literary Review
“A mythically resonant epic journey…a joy—witty, playful, moving, mythic, poetic.”
Gregory Benford
The usual Ballardian signatures are here - a painterly eye for moody landscapes, an obsession with decaying resorts, an outsider's rapt fascination with Americana. The novel's characters are mere names, transparent spectators agog at the apparently immortal American pop pantheon....''Hello America'' has charm if it is read as a comic-book tour of imaginary landscapes. It often feels like a script awaiting good actors to make it become real. -- New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871404183
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
682,527
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

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Hello America 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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