A special limited edition of J. G. Ballard's cult, post-modern and shocking novel
I knew that Vaughan could never really die in a car-crash, but would in some way be re-born through those twisted radiator grilles and cascading windshield glass.
The Collector's Edition
A former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, Robert Vaughan gathers around him a collection of alienated crash victims. Among them is James Ballard, our narrator, who is drawn into a series of erotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. Vaughan craves the ultimate crash - a head on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant and iconic celebrity.
Alongside Ballard's cult postmodern novel, this special edition, edited by Chris Beckett, includes never-before-seen reproductions of Ballard's annotated manuscript pages, essays, stories and material that shine a new light on this modern masterpiece.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1190 g
Dimensions: 260 x 201 x 33 mm
`A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is amongst our finest writers of fiction' Anthony Burgess
'One of the few genuine surrealists this country has produced, the possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination' Guardian
'Ballard has issued a series of bulletins on the modern world of almost unerring prescience. Other writers describe; Ballard anticipates' Will Self
'Britain's number one living novelist' John Sutherland, Sunday Times