Concrete Island - A Novel

Author(s): J. G. Ballard; Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)

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Concrete Island pays twisted homage to Defoe'sRobinson Crusoe. Newly reissued with an introduction from Neil Gaiman.

On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped. What begins as an almost ludicrous predicament soon turns into horror as Maitland--a wickedly modern Robinson Crusoe--realizes that, despite evidence of other inhabitants, this doomed terrain has become a mirror of his own mind. Seeking the dark outer rim of the everyday, Ballard weavesprivate catastrophe into an intensely specular allegory.


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General Fields

  • : 9781250171528
  • : picador
  • : picador
  • : June 2018
  • : .77 Inches X 5.42 Inches X 8.29 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. G. Ballard; Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 176