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Concrete Island

J. G Ballard

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ISBN 10: 0374128073 / ISBN 13: 9780374128074
Published by Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1974
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Concrete Island

Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First American Edition.

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A chilling novel about our modern world, from the author of Empire of the Sun and Crash. An architect is driving home from his London offices when a blow-out sends his speeding Jaguar hurtling out of control. Smashing through a temporary barrier he finds himself, dazed and disorientated, on a traffic island below three converging motorways. But when he tries to climb the embankment or flag-down a passing car for help it proves impossible - and he finds himself marooned on the concrete island. In this twisted version of Robinson Crusoe, our hero must learn to survive - using only what he can find in his crashed car. Concrete Island provides an unnerving study of our modern lives and world. With his alienating, 'Ballardian, view of normal events, this is a unique novel from one of our finest writers.

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J. G. Ballard is the author of numerous books, including Empire of the Sun, the underground classic Crash, and The Kindness of Women. He is revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twentieth-century technology. His latest book is Super-Cannes. He died in 2009.

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