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The Steep Approach to Garbadale by Iain Banks
  

The Steep Approach to Garbadale

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Hailed as Banks' best novel since The Crow Road, The Steep Approach to Garbadale is his first new novel in five years. Centred on the Wopuld family and their many skeletons in the closet, this is a tale of love, deceit and dark desires. There are some very interesting twists and despite the description about the family gaming business, the emphasis is firmly on the love story between Alban and his cousin Sophie. Well worth curling up with on a rainy day(or any other day for that matter). This title is also available as an Audiobook on CD. Click here to find out more.

If you like Iain Banks you might also like to read books by Susan Hill, Chris Beckett and James Smythe.

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Synopsis

The Steep Approach to Garbadale by Iain Banks

Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair and a multi-million pound gaming business 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 persuaded 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 an inevitable and disconcerting confrontation with Alban's past. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he yet ready to see Sophie, his beautiful, enchanting cousin and teenage love, at the EGM? Grandmother Win's revelations will radically alter Alban's perspective for ever.

About the Author

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.


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Publication date

5th December 2013

Author

Iain Banks

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349139142

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