Empire of the Sun (J.G. Ballard)

Empire of the Sun

Author: J.G. Ballard
List: Open Option
Category: war
Year of publication: 1984
Pages: 279
Goodreads: Empire of the Sun

 

 

Autobiographical story about surviving and growing up in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.” ~RookReading

 


Blurb

The classic, award-winning novel, 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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