Ballard, J. G. The Kindness of Women

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The Kindness of Women

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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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"Raw and tender in its beauty, and dark in its hilarity . . . the capstone to a magnificent career."--"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Ballard's sequel to his autobiographical epic "Empire of the Sun" treats the subsequent events of his life, offering visceral immediacy and piercing honesty."--"Publishers Weekly"

"With penetrating topical commentary and abiding wisdom, this well-crafted novel should enjoy wide appeal."--"Library Journal"

"Remarkable."--"The New Yorker"

"Fascinating."--"The New York Times Book Review"

Raw and tender in its beauty, and dark in its hilarity . . . the capstone to a magnificent career. "San Francisco Chronicle"

Ballard's sequel to his autobiographical epic "Empire of the Sun" treats the subsequent events of his life, offering visceral immediacy and piercing honesty. "Publishers Weekly"

With penetrating topical commentary and abiding wisdom, this well-crafted novel should enjoy wide appeal. "Library Journal"

Remarkable. "The New Yorker"

Fascinating. "The New York Times Book Review""

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THE SEQUEL TO HIS ACCLAIMED SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL EMPIRE OF THE SUN.

“This is autobiography taken to the highest reaches of fiction, another wonderful novel of scorching power, shot with honesty and lyricism.”
OBSERVER

“A dazzling construction, a sequence of chapters almost every one of which is a 'tour de force' in its own right. He has put together the pieces of a fractured life here with honesty, humility and real brilliance.”
GUARDIAN

“Possesses all of the remarkable power and visceral impact of 'Empire of the Sun'“
DAILY TELEGRAPH

“A writer of extraordinarily distinctive vision and power. With 'The Kindness of Women' and its predecessor, Ballard has produced what is effectively the autobiography of a sensibility. For my money, that sensibility is the most unusual and stimulating to have emerged in English literature since Graham Greene.”
LITERARY REVIEW

“An impressive 'tour de force' … brilliant, almost hallucinatorily vivid.”
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

“Ballard is the most modern of writers; his art engages with the artefacts and obsessions of the second half of this century in a manner and with an intensity unmatched by any other writer. The book is full of mesmerising writing, classic examples of the Ballard style, paragraphs and pages that disturb and enthral. The blend is very potent and highly intoxicating.”
WILLIAM BOYD

“A poignant, vivid novel, rich in symbolism and psychological insight.”
INDEPENDENT

“Brilliant … Ballard at his best.”
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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