• Empire of the Sun

  • By: J G Ballard
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-01-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (10 ratings)

Summary

The heartrending story of a British boy's four-year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches.
It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint. Rooted as it is in the author's own disturbing experience of war in own time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged.
©2008 J G Ballard (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
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