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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 twenty 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.

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-316-28186-7 / 978-0-316-28186-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Redhook
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June 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4087-0394-7 / 978-1-4087-0394-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-316-28183-2 / 978-0-316-28183-6 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-349-13859-1 / 978-0-349-13859-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4087-0395-5 / 978-1-4087-0395-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Quarry (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4712-4667-1 / 978-1-4712-4667-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-7481-3772-6 / 978-0-7481-3772-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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September 2013 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4450-2739-9 / 978-1-4450-2739-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4450-2740-2 / 978-1-4450-2740-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2013 : UK MP3 CD

Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4450-2741-0 / 978-1-4450-2741-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Quarry
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Quarry
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Quarry
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Quarry
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January 1960 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Quarry
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-4055-1315-2 / 978-1-4055-1315-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Quarry
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Publisher: Redhook
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June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Quarry
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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