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Empire of the Sun (1984)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743265238, Paperback)The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.
Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.
Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, 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.
Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.
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Jim, an eleven-year-old British schoolboy, lives in Shanghai in 1941. He relates his experiences which include three years spent in Lunghus, a Japanese prison camp, before being reunited with his parents and returning to England.
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