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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 deceptive simplicity and dark, original power: stark psychological insights mesh with vividly realised scenarios in an ominous projection of global realpolitik. The result is yet another major landmark in the quite remarkable career of an outstanding modern novelist.
Synopsis: After three years, Iain Banks returns to literary fiction with the story of a cellist travelling from Japan to Europe by steamer and her encounters. Iain Banks has also written "The Wasp Factory", "Walking on Glass", "The Bridge", "Espedair Street" and "Consider Phlebas".
Titre : Canal Dreams SIGNED COPY
Éditeur : Doubleday
Date d'édition : 1991
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Doubleday, 1991. État : Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2675645
Description du livre Doubleday. Hardcover. État : Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. N° de réf. du libraire G0385418140I5N10
Description du livre Doubleday, 1991. État : Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP88760289
Description du livre Doubleday, 1991. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0385418140
Description du livre Doubleday, 1991. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches. First US edition. Hardback with D/J like new. Cover Art and Design By Bascove (illustrator). From Publishers Weekly Because she is afraid to fly during a time of international tensions, famous Japanese cellist Hisako Onoda boards a tanker en route to her concert in Rotterdam. When a conflict erupts and the Panama Canal is closed, the ship is forced to drop anchor in Gatun Lake. A guerrilla faction takes the passengers and crew captive, Hisako is raped, and we watch as the sensitive musician metamorphoses into a grenade-toting avenging warrior. This stunning, hallucinatory, semi-surreal fable pits an artistic, precariously balanced sensibility against a world of brutal political forces. Among the ship's passengers, all taken hostage by the People's Liberation Front, are a South African engineer, an erudite Egyptian and Hisako's wimpy young French boyfriend. Banks ( The Wasp Factory ) doesn't do much with these characters. His wrenching story, which can be read as a parable of the feminine principle reasserting itself and taking revenge on earth-destroying males, derives its power from the exploration of Hisako's mental states, her violent nightmares and her flashbacks to Japan, where she became a prodigy, strove to please her mother and missed a father she never knew, dead from radiation sickness in the aftermath of Hiroshima. N° de réf. du libraire 22228
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97803854181404.0
Description du livre Doubleday, New York, 1991. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. First Edition. First edition, first printing. As new in like jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 361
Description du livre Doubleday, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Etat de la jaquette : good. 198pp. 22 cm. Very good condition in good d.j., remainder mark on fore-edge. N° de réf. du libraire 23630
Description du livre New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1991. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Very nice copy of this first American edition. Book is fine in a near fine dust jacket that has some slight edge and corner wear. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-13375213210
Description du livre Doubleday, 1991, 1991. Hardcover. État : Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st U.S. edition F/NF. N° de réf. du libraire 5500