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Author Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009.

Title Empire of the sun / J.G. Ballard
Published London : V. Gollancz, 1984


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Description 278 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Shanghai, 1941 - a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbour. In streets full of chaos and corpses, an eleven-year-old British boy, Jim, searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he faces the harsh realities of war and learns important lessons about human nature. 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. In this coming-of-age tale, Jim lets go of his innocent ideas about war and heroism and in the process reveals the meaning of courage, tenacity, and faith in the endurance of the human spirit
Analysis Fiction in English, 1945- - Texts
Notes Sequel: The kindness of women
Subject Boys -- Fiction.
Boys -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction.
Shanghai (China) -- Fiction.
Shanghai (China) -- History -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 85672818
ISBN 0575034831