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    DescriptionDark 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.


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    Title
    The Steep Approach to Garbadale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Iain Banks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349119281
    ISBN 10: 0349119287
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A25785000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P25100744
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    ** '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