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Concrete Island
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date October 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312420345
ISBN-10 031242034X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Following a motor vehicle accident, Robert Maitland, a young architect turned modern-day Robinson Crusoe, learns to survive on a traffic island in the center of London. Reprint. (view table of contents)
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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 weaves private catastrophe into an intensely specular allegory.



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from Picador USA (October 1, 2001)
9780312420345 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Following a motor vehicle accident, Robert Maitland, a young architect turned modern-day Robinson Crusoe, learns to survive on a traffic island in the center of London.
New edition from Vintage Uk (July 21, 1994)
9780099334811 | details & prices | 176 pages | List price $13.25
This edition also contains Concrete Island
About: A 35-year-old architect is driving home from his London office when his car swerves and crashes onto a traffic island lying below three converging motorways.
1 edition from Random House Inc (September 1, 1985)
9780394741079 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: Following a car crash, a young architect learns to survive on a traffic island in the center of London

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