High-Rise

A Novel

Movie Tie-in Editions

Paperback

J. G. Ballard (Author)

Logo markA Liveright book

 

The classic novel of luxury and depravity, now a major motion picture.

From the author of the celebrated dystopian classics Kingdom Come, The Drowned World, and The Drought, High Rise is a prescient story of class warfare. The film adaptation by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List) features Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons; BAFTA Award nominees Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller; Luke Evans and Golden Globe Award® winner Elisabeth Moss.

When explosive loyalties form inside a luxurious apartment block isolated from the rest of society, modern elevators become fierce battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this chilling tale, humanity slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-63149-268-6
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 208 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind.” — Martin Amis, New Statesman

“Dizzying, disorienting, dystopian.” — The Guardian

Also by J. G. Ballard All

  1. Book CoverThe Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard

    Paperback

  2. Book CoverThe Day of Creation: A Novel

    Paperback

  3. Book CoverThe Drought: A Novel

    Paperback

All Subjects