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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.’

‘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’

‘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.