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Walking on Glass - Iain Banks

Walking on Glass


Published: 1st April 2012
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A reissue of Iain Banks' second novel—three separate stories which unfold to come intricately and masterfully together Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anything quite so beautiful in his life. Graham Park is in love, but Sara Fitch is an enigma to him, a creature of almost perverse mystery. Steven Grout is paranoid, and with justice. He knows that They are out to get him, and They are. Quiss, insecure in his fabulous if ramshackle castle, is forced to play interminable impossible games. The solution to the oldest of all paradoxical riddles will release him, but he must find an answer before he knows the question. Park, Grout, Quiss—no trio could be further apart, but their separate courses are set for collision.

'Inexorably powerful . sinister manipulations and magnetic ambiguities' - Observer 'The author's powerful imagination is displayed here every bit as vividly as in his debut' - Financial Times 'Establishes beyond doubt that Iain Banks is a novelist of remarkable talents' Daily Telegraph

Iain Banks

Iain [Menzies] Banks was born in Fife in 1954, and was educated at Stirling University, where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology.

Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984.

His first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He has continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction (as Iain M. Banks).

He is now acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation: The Guardian has called him "the standard by which the rest of SF is judged". William Gibson, the New York Times-bestselling author of Spook Country describes Banks as a "phenomenon".

Iain M. Banks lives in Fife, Scotland.

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ISBN: 9780349101781
ISBN-10: 0349101787
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1