Empire of the Sun
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Empire of the Sun

By (author) J G Ballard

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"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.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 68.04g
  • 07 Mar 2005
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0743265238
  • 9780743265232
  • 77,783

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

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