Canal dreams

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Doubleday, Aug 1, 1991 - Fiction - 198 pages
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Traveling by tanker to her European tour, cellist Hisako Onodo finds herself in the middle of a poltiical maelstrom when tensions in Latin America force her ship to drop anchor in a Panamanian lake, and its passengers and crew are taken hostage

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Stranded in Panama during an international crisis, cellist Hisako Onodo witnesses the death of her French lover at the hands of terrorists and brings her hitherto untested powers of will and ... Read full review

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Never really grabbed me to be honest. Moderately interesting plod for the first three quarters and then it turns oddly violent and ends. Not my favourite. Read full review

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Iain 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 note 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). Banks' mainstream fiction includes The Wasp Factory (1984), Walking on Glass (1985), The Bridge (1986), Espedair Street (1987), Canal Dreams (1989), The Crow Road (1992), Complicity (1993), Whit (1995), A Song of Stone (1997), The Business (1999), Dead Air (2002) and The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007).

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