Stonemouth: A Novel

by Iain Banks

WW Norton | November 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Stonemouth: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth, Scotland.

After five years in exile, his presence is required at the funeral of local patriarch Joe Murston, even though the last time Stewart saw the Murstons he was running for his life. An estuary town north of Aberdeen, Stonemouth, with its five-mile beach, can be beautiful on a sunny day. On a bleak one it can seem to offer little more than sea fog, gangsters, cheap drugs, and a suspension bridge irresistible to suicides.

As he steps back into the minefield of his past to confront his guilt and all that it has lost him, Stewart uncovers ever darker stories, and his homecoming takes a more lethal turn than even he had anticipated. Tough, funny, fast-paced, and touching, renowned storyteller Iain Banks poignantly evokes adolescence, love, brotherhood, and vengeance in a rite-of-passage novel unlike any other.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.2 × 5.52 × 1.02 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1605985228

ISBN - 13: 9781605985220

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Stonemouth: A Novel

Stonemouth: A Novel

by Iain Banks

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.2 × 5.52 × 1.02 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1605985228

ISBN - 13: 9781605985220

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Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth, Scotland.

After five years in exile, his presence is required at the funeral of local patriarch Joe Murston, even though the last time Stewart saw the Murstons he was running for his life. An estuary town north of Aberdeen, Stonemouth, with its five-mile beach, can be beautiful on a sunny day. On a bleak one it can seem to offer little more than sea fog, gangsters, cheap drugs, and a suspension bridge irresistible to suicides.

As he steps back into the minefield of his past to confront his guilt and all that it has lost him, Stewart uncovers ever darker stories, and his homecoming takes a more lethal turn than even he had anticipated. Tough, funny, fast-paced, and touching, renowned storyteller Iain Banks poignantly evokes adolescence, love, brotherhood, and vengeance in a rite-of-passage novel unlike any other.

About the Author

Iain Banks, whose novels have been published in over thirty languages, is a Scottish writer who writes both mainstream fiction and science fiction. In 2008, the London Times named Banks as one of the “The Fifty Greatest Writers since 1945.”

Editorial Reviews

Brilliant, irresistible, compelling. — The New York Times

Macabre and quite impossible to put down. — The Financial Times

Establishes beyond doubt that Banks is a novelist of remarkable talents. — The Daily Telegraph