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Empire of the Sun

ISBN13: 9780743265232
ISBN: 0743265238
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published Date:
Pages: 279
Average Goodreads rating: 3.99/5 (176 ratings)

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 own time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged.