The Quarry

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jun 20, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally Hol - friend, mentor, former lover and the only one who seemed to care.

But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.

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User Review  - zmagic69 - LibraryThing

Kind of like the Big Chill only it takes place in England and happens before the person they are all gathering for has died. A quirky British comedy with I sites into what really matters, when summoning up what you have done with your life. Read full review

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User Review  - lizg100 - Tesco

This book is gripping and as usual from Iain Banks well written, funny and sad. It has a poignant storyline as this was his last novel before he died. A must read. I loved it. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.

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