Rushing to Paradise

Rushing to Paradise

Description

J. G. Ballard - author of `Crash' - explores the extremes of ecology and feminism in this highly acclaimed modern fable. Newly reissued with an introduction by Rivka Galchen. Dr Barbara Rafferty is a fearless conservationist, determined to save a rare albatross from extinction. Her crusade gains widespread coverage when earnest young environmentalist Neil Dempsey is shot and wounded. Support for the conservationists grows and well-wishers flock to the island, bringing with them specimens of other endangered creatures to be protected by Dr Barbara and her crew. The island seems a new Eden. But is Dr Barbara as altruistic as she appears? Why are the islanders committing acts of self-sabotage? And what's keeping Neil alive while the other men sicken? A classic exploration of the extremes of human behaviour from J.G Ballard, this is a brilliantly unsettling novel in which all preconceptions are overthrown. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Robert Macfarlane, Martin Amis, James Lever and Ali Smith) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.

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Details

Author(s)
J. G. Ballard, Rivka Galchen
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 16mm | 180g
Publication date
01 May 2001
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
FOURTH ESTATE LTD
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0006548148
ISBN13
9780006548140
Bestsellers rank
100,017