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CHANGE: HOW TO MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN
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The Wasp Factory
Iain Banks

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jul 05, 2001
Imprint : Little Brown
Page Extent : 256
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780316858564
Price : 1,050

About the book
Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outsIde a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the hospital Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return - an event that explodes the mysteries of the past and changes Frank utterly.

Iain Banks' celebrated first novel is a work of extraordinary originality, imagination and horrifying compulsion: horrifying, because it enters a mind whose realities are not our own, whose values of life and death are alien to our society; and compulsive, because the humour and compassion of that mind reach out to us all.

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'A mighty imagination has arrived on the scene' - Mail on Sunday
'A Gothic horror story of quite exceptional quality...macabre, bizarre and...quite impossible to put down' - Financial Times
'A brilliant book, barmy and barnacled with the grotesque.' - New Statesman
'Read it if you dare.' - Daily Express
'One of the most brilliant first novels I have come across.' - Daily Telegraph
     
Iain Banks
Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has been a hugely popular writer of fiction ever since, and, as Ia...(+)
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