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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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

Due to her fear of flying, famous Japanese cellist Hisako Onoda opted to travel to Europe by ship for her European debut tour. However, at a stop in Panama, the ship is held up and caught in the ... Read full review

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my least favourite of his books... but still a good read 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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