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The Steep Approach To Garbadale By Iain Banks

The Steep Approach To Garbadale by Iain Banks

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Summary

Dark family secrets and a passionate love affair, full of his trademark warmth, humanity and ingenuity, this is Iain Banks' best novel since THE CROW ROAD

The Steep Approach To Garbadale Summary

The Steep Approach To Garbadale by Iain Banks

Dark family secrets and a long-lost love affair lie at the heart of Iain Banks's fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful, the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the firm out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family clutches for years, is run to ground and persuded to attend the forthcoming family gathering - part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting - convened by Win, Wopuld matriarch and most powerful member of the board, at Garbadale, the family's highland castle. Being drawn back into the bosom of the clan brings a disconcerting confrontation with Alban's past. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he ready to see Sophie, his beautiful cousin and teenage love? Grandmother Win's revelations wll radically alter Alban's perspective for ever.

The Steep Approach To Garbadale Reviews

** 'Compellingly, beautifully crafted ... A fascinating read NEW BOOKS MAGAZINE ** 'Banks begins his most consistent book since THE CROW ROAD with slaight-of-hand tricks displaying the master in rude form ... These shifts in voice are so perfect, so clean and witty that when Alban comes to the fore, we feel he's one of is ... the maturit WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY ** 'A novel that could easily replace THE CROW ROAD as his career highlight MAXIM ** 'Banks still has the ability to make the reader smile with pleasure SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

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 since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.

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GOR000508255
9780349119281
0349119287
The Steep Approach To Garbadale by Iain Banks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2008-02-28
400
Short-listed for The Clare Maclean Prize for Scottish Fiction 2007
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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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