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The Kindness of Women

Empire of the Sun Series, Book 2 · Empire of the Sun

by J. G. Ballard

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In The Kindness of Women, a sequel to his award-winning Empire of the Sun, young James returns to England at the end of World War II. He stumbles through medical study at Cambridge, trains briefly as an RAF pilot in Canada, and marries. When his wife dies suddenly, Jim is thrust into the violence and sexual promiscuity of the sixties. Penetrating and wise, J. G. Ballard's biting social commentary and pushing of boundaries make this semi-autobiographical novel a small classic.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
Empire of the Sun

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J. G. Ballard (Author)

J. G. Ballard is the author of numerous books, including Empire of the Sun, the underground classic Crash, The Kindness of Women, and Super-Cannes. He is revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twenti...

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