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TRANSITION - uncorrected proof copy

Banks iain

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ISBN 10: 0316731072 / ISBN 13: 9780316731072
Editorial: Little Brown, 2010
Condición: fine uncorrected proof copy Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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1st edition. Press release. A novel of the apocalyptic present, where The Concern - shadowy but all-powerful group - seems to rule. N° de ref. de la librería FJ11.177

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Título: TRANSITION - uncorrected proof copy

Editorial: Little Brown

Año de publicación: 2010

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:fine uncorrected proof copy

Edición: 1st Edition

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A world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse, such a world requires a firm hand and a guiding light. But does it need the Concern: an all-powerful organisation with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers? On the Concern's books are Temudjin Oh, an un-killable assassin who journeys between the peaks of Nepal, a version of Victorian London and the dark palaces of Venice; and a nameless, faceless torturer known only as the Philosopher. And then there's the renegade Mrs Mulverhill, who recruits rebels to her side; and Patient 8262, hiding out from a dirty past in a forgotten hospital ward. As these vivid, strange and sensuous worlds circle and collide, the implications of turning traitor to the Concern become horribly apparent, and an unstable universe is set on a dizzying course.

About the Author:

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. www.iain-banks.net

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