Paperback reissue of Iain Banks' CANAL DREAMS - 'extraordinary, brilliant, bloody' (Fay Weldon)
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.
About the Author
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.
Banks has a powerful literary presence, convincingly marrying fantasy and reality, Bond-like bravado and a weightier, more sadistic sense of human evil - FINANCIAL TIMES Short, compact and brilliantly crafted. - THE SCOTSMAN"
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6th June 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1