Concrete Island

Concrete Island

Book - 2001
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On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped. What begins as an almost ludicrous predicament soon turns into horror as Maitland--a wickedly modern Robinson Crusoe--realizes that, despite evidence of other inhabitants, this doomed terrain has become a mirror of his own mind. Seeking the dark outer rim of the everyday, Ballard weavesprivate catastrophe into an intensely specular allegory.

Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 2001
ISBN: 9780312420345
031242034X
Branch Call Number: SF BALLARD
Characteristics: 175 p. ; 21 cm

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