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A debut novel, set in London in the near future. The capital city has been flooded and transformed into a tropical location where social aberrations only serve as an indicator of the level of corruption of the modern mentality.
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J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.
Martin Amis is one of Britain's most prolific post-war writers and a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. His stories and essays explore the absurdity of the postmodern condition.
“This tale of strange and terrible adventure in a world of steaming jungles has an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad.”
- Kingsley Amis
“A bold, hypnotic novel, by an author with a genius for the perverse.”
“Rich and strange...Ballard's potent symbols of beauty and dismay inundate the reader's mind.”
- Brian Aldiss
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140022295
Book Description Penguin Books, 1976. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140022295