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High-Rise: A Novel Paperback – April 16, 2012

3.9 out of 5 stars 421 ratings

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J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

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