Empire of the Sun Summary
J. G. Ballard

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Empire of the Sun Summary

It begins on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attacks in 1941. Jim is the only child of a wealthy British couple living in Shanghai for business reasons. Shanghai is already occupied by Japanese forces, concerning many people, including Jim’s parents, about escalating violence. Jim, however, is not afraid of the war, but interested in it. He admires the Japanese soldiers’ bravery and has a strong fascination with fighter planes. Soon...

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