A coming-of-age story as only Banks can tell, THE CROW ROAD offers an arresting combination of dark humor, menace, and thought-provoking meditations on the nature of love, mortality, and identity.
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. . .
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.
His masterpiece ... it's got a beating heart, and you want to keep reading -- Jay Rayner Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 12th February 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1