Running Wild (Modern classics)

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A high-security luxury housing estate in the Thames Valley sees a disturbing outbreak of violence in this compelling novella, newly reissued with an introduction from Adam Phillips.

Pangbourne Village is exclusive, expensive and protected from the outside world by the very latest in security systems. A seeming idyll of family life; the perfect place to bring up a child. So why, in the space of ten minutes early one morning, were the thirty-two adult residents brutally murdered, and all thirteen children abducted? After months of fruitless investigation – and no word of the children or a ransom – the police are mystified. It is only when psychiatrist Richard Greville is called in that the truth behind the massacre gradually becomes clear.

This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard’s works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Ali Smith, Iain Sinclair, Martin Amis and Ned Beauman) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.

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A high-security luxury housing estate in the Thames Valley is the setting for a disturbing outbreak of violence in this compelling novella from the acclaimed author of ‘Cocaine Nights’ and ‘Super-Cannes’.

Pangbourne Village housing estate is exclusive, expensive and protected from the outside world by the very latest in security systems. It should be the perfect place to bring up a child. So why, in the space of ten minutes early one morning, were the thirty-two adult residents brutally murdered, and all thirteen children abducted? No kidnapper has ever come forward, and the police are mystified. It is only when psychiatrist Richard Greville is called in that the truth behind the massacre gradually becomes clear…

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This short novella tells the story of the brutal murder of 32 residents of an exclusive estate in West London, one summer morning. The story is told in the form of a forensic diary, kept by the deputy psychiatric adviser to the Police, Dr Richard Greville. J.G. Ballard also wrote "The Day of Creation", "Empire of the Sun", "Myths of the Near Future" and "The Unlimited Dream Company".

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Published by Flamingo (1997)
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