Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

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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.Good car...aquot; He unlocked the gates and beckoned Jim inside. Hearing the clatter, the Englishman with the bandaged hands who had shot ... His chest and shoulders were covered with the scars of dozens of cigarette burns, as if his body had been riddled with a hot poker in an ... aquot;Get rid of him! Wea#39;ll have everyone with a Packard in here aquot; aquot;Right, Lieutenant. Hop it, lad. Look sharpish.aquot; Jim tried to hold theanbsp;...

Title:Empire of the Sun
Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2013-03-19

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