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    • ISBN:9780748109876
    • Publication date:04 Sep 2008

Canal Dreams

By Iain Banks

Iain Banks's classic novel, reissued with a striking new cover

Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is captured, it is not long before the atmosphere is as flammable as an oxy-acetylene torch, and the tension as sharp as the spike on her cello...

CANAL DREAMS is a novel of deceptive simplicity and dark, original power: stark psychological insights mesh with vividly realised scenarios in an ominous projection of global realpolitik. The result is yet another major landmark in the quite remarkable career of an outstanding modern novelist.

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780349139234
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Abacus
Short, compact and brilliantly crafted — Scotsman