|Emne||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
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The long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivaled Iain Banks, author of The Wasp Factory.Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth, Scotland.After five years in exile his presence is required at the funeralof local patriarch Joe Murston, even though the lasttime Stewart saw the Murstons he was running for his life.An estuary town north of Aberdeen, Stonemouth, with its fivemile beach, can be beautiful on a sunny day. On a bleak oneit can seem to offer little more than seafog, gangsters, cheapdrugs, and a suspension bridge irresistible to suicides. Andalthough there's supposed to be a temporary truce betweenStewart and the town's biggest crime family, it's soon clearthat only Stewart is taking this promise of peace seriously.Before long a quick drop into the cold, grey Stoun begins tolook like the easy option, but as he steps back into the minefieldof his past to confront his guilt and all that it has losthim, Stewart uncovers ever darker stories, and his homecomingtakes a more lethal turn than even he had anticipated.Tough, funny, fast-paced, and touching, renowned storytellerIain Banks poignantly evokes adolescence, love, brotherhood, and vengeance in a rite-of-passage novel unlike any other.