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Canal dreams.

Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Abacus, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is captured, it is not long before the atmosphere is as flammable as an oxy-acetylene torch, and the tension as sharp as the spike on her cello ... CANAL DREAMS is a novel of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Banks
ISBN: 034910171X 9780349101712
OCLC Number: 59849552
Description: 198 pages
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By the author of "The Wasp Factory" and "Walking on Glass", this book is set in Japan and on the Panama Canal. It concerns a world famous Japanese cellist, who refuses to fly, and as a result finds  Read more...

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* 'Apocalyptic is the first word that springs to mind to describe this violent and powerful novel in which Banks once again demonstrates his extraordinary dark powers of imagination ... impressive Read more...

 
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