Home FAQ Random quotes Contact

The Kindness of Women: A Novel

ISBN13: 9780312422844
ISBN: 0312422849
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Picador
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 352
Average Goodreads rating: 3.78/5 (33 ratings)

In this sequel to his award-winning Empire of the Sun, young James returns to England at the end of World War II. He stumbles through medical study at Cambridge, trains briefly as an RAF pilot in Canada, and marries. When his wife dies suddenly, Jim is thrust into the violence and sexual promiscuity of the sixties. Penetrating and wise, J. G. Ballard's biting social commentary and pushing of boundaries make this semi-autobiographical novel a small classic.