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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).

Read by Peter Kenny
Unabridged on 11 CDs
Running time approx 14 hours.

If you like Iain Banks you might also like to read books by Howard Jacobson, Susan Hill and Stephen Hunt.

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' fabulous new novel.

The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire – now a wildly successful computer game. So successful the American Spraint Corp want to buy the Wopulds out. Alban, who has been evading the family tentacles for the last few years, thinks Spraint should be treated with suspicion – but he also has other things on his mind. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he yet over Sophie, his teenage love, who’ll be present at the forthcoming family gathering – part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting – in their highland castle?

Reviews

'There are so many larger-than-life characters in this wonderful novel … As good as anything Iain Banks has ever written, if not better. It is the story of one young man's getting of wisdom, an oblique but observant history of Britain from the 1980s to the present day, and a great game of consequences' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

‘The most imaginative novelist of his generation…an exceptional talent’ THE TIMES

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

1st March 2007

Author

Iain Banks

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

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Audiobook On Cd

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ISBN

9781405501255

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