Empire of the Sun, J.G. Ballard, 1st/ 1st 1984
A true first edition of J.G. Bullard's Empire of the Sun in collectable near fine condition. Two reviews on the back panel. Published in London. Slight discolouring to the side and top textblock, and slight yellowing as pictured. The boards are without marks. Dust jacket without visible rubbing. Has not been price clipped, and features the publisher's original pricing sticker. No trace of previous owners ink.
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.
Empire of the Sun was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize of 1984.