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Kindness of Women, The

Ballard, James G.

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ISBN 10: 0374181101 / ISBN 13: 9780374181109
Published by Farrar Strus Giroux, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Sequal to "Empire of the Sun". This book begins in Shanghai and follows young Jamews through Lunghua prison camp to England at the close of the war. Bookseller Inventory # 5294

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Title: Kindness of Women, The

Publisher: Farrar Strus Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition

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'The Kindness of Women' continues the story of Jim, the young boy whose experiences in Japanese-occupied Shanghai were described in 'Empire of the Sun'. It follows his return to post-war England, setting his childhood in the context of a lifetime. Jim tries, and fails, to find stability as a medical student at Cambridge, then as a trainee RAF pilot in Canada. Having finally settled into happy family life, his world is ripped apart by domestic tragedy.

About the Author:

J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller `Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel `Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography `Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, `Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.

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