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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. G. Ballard Narrator: Jeremy Irons Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1987 ISBN: 9780743546850
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This 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, starvation and survival, is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A profound and moving work of the imagination.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “An outstanding novel...a classic adventure story.”

    New York Times

  • “A very considerbale achievement, a novel of clear moral purpose and power, excellently designed and beautifully written.” 

    Guardian (London)

  • “An incredible literary achievement...Brilliant.”

    Anthony Burgess

  • Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize
  • A 1984 Man Booker Prize Finalist
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