The Crow Road

The Crow Road

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By (author) Iain Banks

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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 36mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349139156
  • ISBN 13: 9780349139159
  • Sales rank: 36,058

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From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances...

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Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.

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His masterpiece ... it's got a beating heart, and you want to keep reading -- Jay Rayner Daily Express