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The Quarry is out in paperback now

Iain Banks’s last novel, The Quarry, is out now in paperback.

The Quarry is the story of a dying man and his only son, six old friends, a missing videotape and a reunion in a crumbling house on the edge of a quarry.

First published in hardback and ebook last year, here’s what critics had to say:

‘A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny … a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel.’
Independent

‘Wonderfully exuberant … written with the life-enhancing verve characteristic of Banks’s best work.’ Scotsman

‘His final novel is shot through with Banks’s trademark humour, political engagement and hope’ Louise Welsh, Times

‘Infallibly entertaining’
Telegraph

‘Banks’s relaxed fluency – the direct, funny, unpretentious intelligence of his writing, which, along with his teeming imagination, made him perhaps Britain’s best-loved major contemporary novelist.
Guardian