The Quarry

The Quarry

Iain M. Banks

Eighteen-year-old equipment is bizarre: immense, unusual, bizarre, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one finish, to "nutter" on the different. at the very least package is familiar with who his father is; he and man stay jointly in a decaying state apartment at the risky breaking point of an enormous quarry. His mother's id is one other subject. Now, even though, his father's demise, and outdated buddies are amassing for one final time.

"Uncle" Paul's a media attorney now; Rob and Ali are upwardly cellular company bunnies; beautiful, hopeful Pris is a unmarried mom; Haze continues to be residing as much as his drug-inspired identify 20 years on; and fierce, protecting Hol is a proficient if acerbic critic. As younger movie scholars they lived at Willoughtree condo with man, and they've all come again simply because they wish whatever. package, too, has his personal ulterior causes. prior to his father dies he desires to be aware of who his mom is, and what's at the mysterious tape they're all searching for. yet so much of all he desires to cease time and retain his father alive.

Fast-paced, gripping and savagely humorous, The Quarry is a virtuoso functionality whose hovering riffs at the inexhaustible surprise of human notion and rage opposed to the loss of life of the sunshine will stand between Iain Banks' maximum paintings.

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