Canal dreams

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Doubleday, Aug 1, 1991 - Fiction - 198 pages
24 Reviews
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  - Charles EP - Goodreads

As a character piece alone, this is worth checking out - Hisako is a vivid creation with contradictions and various drives and lurking violence. Then you add in the hostage situation. While it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leila Anani - Goodreads

Although fully engaging, this is probably my least favourite Iain Banks novel to date. Japanese Cellist Hisako is terrified of flying so she opts to travel to her European tour by boat. Her boat is ... 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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