The Kindness of Women

The Kindness of Women

Book - 1991
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Jim tries to find satisfaction by plunging himself body and soul into the chaos of the 1960s, experimenting with his cultural, social, and sexual self

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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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1991
ISBN: 9780374181109
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 23 cm


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