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Super-Cannes By J. G. Ballard

Super-Cannes
by J. G. Ballard

A high-tech business park on the Mediterranean is the setting for a most disturbing crime in this reissue featuring a new introduction by Ali Smith.

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Super-Cannes Summary


Super-Cannes by J. G. Ballard

A high-tech business park on the Mediterranean is the setting for a most disturbing crime in this reissue featuring a new introduction by Ali Smith.

A disturbing mystery awaits Paul and Jane Sinclair when they arrive in Eden-Olympia, a high-tech business park in the hills above Cannes. Jane is to work as a doctor for those who live in this ultra-modern workers' paradise. But what caused her predecessor to go on a shooting spree that made headlines around the world? As Paul investigates, he begins to uncover a thriving subculture of crime that is spiralling out of control.

Both novel of ideas and complex thriller, `Super-Cannes' is an extraordinary satire from the author of `Empire of the Sun', `The Drowned World' and `Crash'.

This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Robert Macfarlane, Hari Kunzru, James Lever and Zadie Smith) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.

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Super-Cannes Reviews


`Sublime...An elegant, elaborate trap of a novel, which reads as a companion piece to "Cocaine Nights" but takes ideas from that novel and runs further. The first essential novel of the 21st century' Independent

`Possibly his greatest book. "Super-Cannes" is both a novel of ideas and a compelling thriller that will keep you turning the pages to the shocking denouement. Only Ballard could have produced it' Sunday Express

`In this tautly paced thriller he brilliantly details how man's darker side derails a vast experiment in living, and shows the dangers of a near-future in which going mad is the only way of staying sane' Daily Mail

`Vintage Ballard, a gripping blend of stylised thriller and fantastic imaginings' Guardian

About J. G. Ballard


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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GOR001222436
Super-Cannes by J. G. Ballard
J. G. Ballard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2001-08-06
416
0006551602
9780006551607
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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