The Quarry

by Iain Banks

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The Quarry Synopsis

Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally Hol - friend, mentor, former lover and the only one who seemed to care. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.

The Quarry Press Reviews

A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny ... a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel. -  Independent

 

A novel shot through with Banks's trademark humour, political engagement and hope. -- Louise Welsh The Times

 

Wonderfully exuberant ... written with the life-enhancing verve characteristic of Banks's best work.  - Scotsman

 

Vintage Banks, full of heart, black comedy and vitriol. -  Mirror

 

A compelling, raw book -- William Leith Evening Standard

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ISBN: 9780349138596
Publication date: 27/03/2014
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349138596
Publication date: 27th March 2014
Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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 (which are published under the name Iain M Banks).   Iain Banks died in June 2013. Photograph © John Foley

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