Super-Cannes Signed by J.G. Ballard 1st / 1st 2000
First edition and first print published by Flamingo in 2000. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper has very little wear at all and is not price clipped. There are no tears, chips or wear. The book is very presentable with no wear to the boards and no previous owners marks. There are no foxing marks either. The pages have started to brown with age. The book has been signed and dated in the year of publication by the author. Overall a near fine copy and rare signed / dated.
In the hills above Cannes, a European elite has gathered in the business-park Eden-Olympia, a closed society that offers its privileged residents luxury homes, private doctors, private security forces, their own psychiatrists, and other conveniences required by the modern businessman. The book's protagonist, Paul, quits his job as an editor and moves to Eden-Olympia with his wife Jane when she is offered a job there as a pediatrician. At first glance, Eden-Olympia seems the ideal workers' paradise, but beneath its glittering, glass-wall surface, all is not well. For if things are running smoothly, then why are all the residents – these well-established businessmen, doctors, architects, and producers – all suffering heavily from stress and insomnia? And why did Jane's predecessor, the well-liked and apparently quite sane David Greenwood, go to work one day with an assault rifle strapped over his shoulders, murdering several of his friends and co-workers, before he put the rifle to his own head?