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Through extensive readings of JG Ballard’s highly visual fiction and using his own painterly photographic language, James H Bollen’s portrayal of Shanghai depicts images, themes and ideas found in the author’s fiction. In addition to excerpts from his short stories and novels, the book includes a foreword written by Ballard’s eldest artist daughter Fay, and an introduction by Bollen exploring the relationship between the city and the author’s writing. In the words of Ballard himself, ‘I’ve tried to link together obsessions of mine – car crashes, time, hallucinatory states of mind which have always drawn me to the surrealists – and find their sources in my own past in Shanghai.’