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November 9, 2020 at 2:05 pm #6403
Empire of the Sun
(Empire of the Sun, #1)
by J.G. Ballard
- Format: paperback, 351 pages
- Release date: January 1, 1985
- Awards: Booker Prize Nominee (1984), Guardian Fiction Award (1984), James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (1984), Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction (1985)
- ISBN: 9780743265232 (0743265238)
- Genres: fiction, war, china, historical, classics, japan, asia, novels
- Author: J.G. Ballard
- Series: Empire of the Sun, #1
- Places: Shanghai
- Characters: Jamie Graham, Dr. Ransome, Mary Graham, John Graham
- Language: english
- Publisher: PANTHER Granada Publishing
About The Book
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 deep 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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