The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a
Japanese prison camp. One of the ten
books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up
our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of
some of the best loved titles on our backlist. 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 our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered, but judged.
Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard
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