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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A high-security luxury housing estate in the Thames Valley is the setting for a disturbing outbreak of violence in this compelling reissued 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. . .About the Author:
J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller ‘Empire of the Sun’ won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel ‘Crash’ was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography ‘Miracles of Life’ was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, ‘Extreme Metaphors’, was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091734983