Empire of the sun / J.G. Ballard.
By: Ballard, J. GSeries: Harper Perennial modern classics: Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2006Description: 351, 32 p. : map ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0007221525Subject(s): -- China | -- Shanghai -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- China | British -- Shanghai -- Fiction | Boys -- Shanghai -- Fiction | Boys -- Fiction | -- China | Historical fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction | Boys -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction | British -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction | Engels | Shanghai (China) -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Bildungsromans | Boys China Shanghai Fiction | Boys Fiction | British China Shanghai Fiction | Shanghai (China) Fiction | War stories | World War, 1939-1945 China Shanghai Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 Fiction China ShanghaiGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Historical fiction | Bildungsromans DDC classification: 823.914 LOC classification: PR6052.A46Other classification: 18.05 | 17.97
Originally published: London : Gollancz, 1984.
"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."--Publisher's website.