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Eighteen-year-old Kit is weird: big, strange, odd, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one end to "nutter" at the other. At least Kit knows who his father is; he and Guy live together in a decaying country house on the unstable brink of a vast quarry. His mother's identity is another matter. Now, though, his father's dying, and old friends are gathering for one last time.

"Uncle" Paul's a media lawyer now; Rob and Ali are upwardly mobile corporate bunnies; pretty, hopeful Pris is a single mother; Haze is still living up to his drug-inspired name 20 years on; and fierce, protective Hol is a gifted if acerbic critic. As young film students they lived at Willoughtree House with Guy, and they've all come back because they want something. Kit, too, has his own ulterior motives. Before his father dies, he wants to know who his mother is, and what's on the mysterious tape they're all looking for. But most of all he wants to stop time and keep his father alive.

Fast-paced, gripping, and savagely funny, The Quarry is a virtuoso performance whose soaring riffs on the inexhaustible marvel of human perception and rage against the dying of the light will stand among Iain Banks' greatest work.

©2013 Iain Banks (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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By Iain Banks, not Iain M. Banks

This book is incorrectly cataloged by Audible. It is authored by Iain Banks, so it is standard fiction, not science fiction that bears the moniker of Iain M. Banks. If you're looking for SF, skip this book.

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A young Aspie who grows up with hippies.

In this amazing story full off interesting counter culture characters, a young man with Asperger's comes of age. The story is brilliantly told from his point of view.