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Concrete Island: A Novel

Ballard, J. G.

ISBN 10: 031242034X / 0-312-42034-X
ISBN 13: 9780312420345
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped. What begins as an almost ludicrous predicament soon turns into horror as Maitland—a wickedly modern Robinson Crusoe—realizes that, despite evidence of other inhabitants, this doomed terrain has become a mirror of his own mind. Seeking the dark outer rim of the everyday, Ballard weaves private catastrophe into an intensely specular allegory.

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