Concrete Island

$16.00

by J. G. Ballard

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.

Picador
ISBN: 9780312420345

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Description

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 weaves private catastrophe into an intensely specular allegory.

176 page black and white paperback
Picador, 2001

Additional information

Weight9 oz
Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.5 in
by

J.G. Ballard

ISBN

9780312420345