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The Crystal World

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The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
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From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Cocaine Nights comes an acclaimed backlist title -- the extraordinary vision of an African forest that turns into crystal -- now reissued in new cover style. Through a 'leaking' of time, the West African jungle starts to crystallize. Trees are metamorphosed into enormous jewels. Crocodiles encased in second glittering skins lurch down the river. Pythons with huge blind gemstone eyes rear in heraldic poses. Most men flee the area in terror, afraid to face what they cannot understand. But some, dazzled and strangely entranced, remain to drift through this dreamworld forest. There is a doctor in pursuit of his ex-mistress, an enigmatic Jesuit wields a crystal cross, and a tribe of lepers search for Paradise...

Author Biography

J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was later filmed by Steven Spielberg. His most recent novel is the Sunday Times bestseller, Cocaine Nights. 'One of the few genuine surrealists.' Guardian
Release date NZ
July 17th, 1985
Author
Contributor
Introduction by Robert Macfarlane
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Flamingo
Pages
176
Dimensions
129x198x13
ISBN-13
9780586024195
Product ID
1689581

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