"Empire of the Sun" is a semi-autobiographical novel that tells the story of a young British boy's experiences in Shanghai during World War II. After being separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion, he is forced to fend for himself in a world turned upside down by war. The novel vividly portrays the harsh realities of life in a Japanese internment camp, where the protagonist learns to adapt and survive amid the chaos and brutality.
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- 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize: Fiction (James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
- The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950 (The Modern Library (Book))