The Kindness of Women

A Novel

J. G. Ballard (Author)

Logo markA Liveright book


A must-read for any J. G. Ballard fan, this “capstone to a magnificent career” is the essential sequel to Empire of the Sun (San Francisco Chronicle).

Published in 1991, this semi-autobiographical novel is a daring masterpiece from “one of the most important and intelligent voices in contemporary fiction” (Susan Sontag). “Rueful the way Primo Levi’s work was” (New York Times Book Review), the novel follows fifteen-year-old Jim Graham as he leaves the ruins of postwar Shanghai, only to find that he cannot escape his own obsession with death.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-63149-334-8
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 464 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.

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