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Canal Dreams By Iain Banks

Canal Dreams by Iain Banks

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Summary

By the author of "The Wasp Factory" and "Walking on Glass", this book is set in Japan and on the Panama Canal. It concerns a world famous Japanese cellist, who refuses to fly, and as a result finds herself involved in the ominous realm of global "realpolitik".

Canal Dreams Summary

Canal Dreams by Iain Banks

Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is captured, it is not long before the atmosphere is as flammable as an oxy-acetylene torch, and the tension as sharp as the spike on her cello...CANAL DREAMS is a novel of deceptive simplicity and dark, original power: stark psychological insights mesh with vividly realised scenarios in an ominous projection of global realpolitik. The result is yet another major landmark in the quite remarkable career of an outstanding modern novelist.

Canal Dreams Reviews

* 'Apocalyptic is the first word that springs to mind to describe this violent and powerful novel in which Banks once again demonstrates his extraordinary dark powers of imagination ... impressive THE TIMES Banks has a powerful literary presence, convincingly marrying fantasy and reality, Bond-like bravado and a weightier, more sadistic sense of human evil - FINANCIAL TIMES Short, compact and brilliantly crafted. - THE SCOTSMAN Canal Dreams is a terse and fluid novel...you turn the pages with simultaneous revulsion and fascination. - THE LIST

About Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has been a hugely popular writer of fiction ever since, and, as Iain M Banks, of science fiction.

Additional information

GOR003123297
9780349101712
034910171X
Canal Dreams by Iain Banks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1990-07-19
288
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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