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The Kindness of Women
The Kindness of Women
Author: J.G. Ballard
ISBN-13: 9780156471145
ISBN-10: 0156471140
Publication Date: 4/12/1993
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The sequel to Empire of the Sun.

The story of Jim after Shanghai, England after the war and the cultural maelstrom of the 1960s...an astonishing visionary sequel.
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As a sequel to EMPIRE OF THE SUN, it answers the question 'how did it end?'. I especially enjoyed the way the sequel ended, with an interesting twist, bring the whole two novel series to an end.

I hope that you will enjoy reading this surprise ending as much as I enjoyed it!
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This sequel to Empire of the Sun begins in Shanghai toward the close of the war. Young James goes from the prison camp to England, a wrenching change. It takes years -- through prep school, medical school and the Royal Air Force -- for him to find his balance. He finally settles into a happy period of family life.
But a sudden tragedy shatters his idyllic world, and James falls headlong into the craze of the 1960s. It's through the kindness of women in his life that he's led to confront the traumas of his childhood.