The Crystal World

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J. G. Ballard’s fourth novel, which established his reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent and imaginative powers, tells the story of a physician specializing in the treatment of leprosy who is invited to a small outpost in the interior of Africa.

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Finding the roadways blocked, he takes to the river, and embarks on a frightening journey through a strange petrified forest whose area expands daily, affecting not only the physical environment but also its inhabitants.

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Author J.G. Ballard
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page Count 216pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.8
Publication Notes paperback
Publication Date May 1988
ISBN 978-0374520960

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