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Empire of the Sun Audio Cassette – 15 Dec 1987

4.4 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (15 Dec. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671652389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671652388
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.4 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,384,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘An extraordinary achievement.’ Angela Carter

‘A remarkable journey into the mind of a growing boy…horror and humanity are blended into a unique and unforgettable fiction.’ Sunday Times

‘Remarkable…form, content and style fuse with complete success…one of the great war novels of the 20th century.’ William Boyd

‘Gripping and remarkable…I have never read a novel which gave me a stronger sense of the blind helplessness of war…unforgettable.’ Observer

‘A brilliant fusion of history, autobiography and imaginative speculation. An incredible literary achievement and almost intolerably moving.’ Anthony Burgess

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It is the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, and Jim and his parents are enjoying a fancy dress party at the British Residents' Association in Shanghai. The next day, the roof falls in on Jim's world as he finds himself alone in a Shanghai prison camp overrun by the Japanese, and at the start of a remarkable struggle for survival. Hungry, sick and desperate to find his parents, he soon realizes that surrender is the only option and survival in a brutal prison camp dependent on his relationship with his captors, people for whom he has an affinity.

This heart-rending tale of a boy's loyalty, guile and instinct to survive over almost four years of internment is one of the most memorable stories of the Pacific war, and Jim a character you will never forget.

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