High-Rise

High-Rise

Ballard, J.G.; Beauman, Ned

£8.99

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  • 9780586044568
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 272
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Aug 1985
  • Available to order but dispatch within 5-10 days
From the author of `Crash' and `Cocaine Nights' comes an unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control.


Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on `enemy' floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for riots and technological mayhem.


In this visionary tale of urban disillusionment society slips into a violent reverse as the isolated inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by the laws of the jungle.


This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Iain Sinclair, Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs.