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Empire of the Sun
Simon & Schuster

Empire of the Sun

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Empire of the Sun
Author(s): J. G. Ballard

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg’s film, tells of a young boy’s struggle to survive World War II in China.

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.

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.

Review(s):
"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



ISBN:  9780743265232