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This is an auction for A SONG OF STONE by Iain M Banks.

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"A Song of Stone is a novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1997. Abel and Morgan, an aristocratic couple of brother and sister, live in a small castle in an indeterminate place and time of civil war. They decide to abandon their home and join refugees seeking safety. A group of irregulars led by a woman called "The Lieutenant" (or "Loot") stops them and takes them back to the castle, which the irregulars proceed to fortify as a base. They loot the castle, and Morgan is seduced by the Lieutenant. A rival faction attacks the castle with artillery and Abel is taken along with the fighters on a counter-attack. When they return, Abel almost shoots the Lieutenant and there is a violent and nihilistic ending. A Song of Stone tells the frightening story of what happens when the normal rules of society break down. Themes of incest, violence and war are intertwined with the lives of the rather pompous but lyrical disgraced aristocrat Abel, his vacuous and submissive sister Morgan, the ruthless Lieutenant and her soldiers with names like "Psycho", "Karma" and "Deathwish". The story is told by Abel in the first person. Abel describes Morgan's actions in the second person, mostly when she is in his direct view. As the invaders systematically loot and destroy Abel's family's ancestral home, Abel seems ambivalent to what is happening..."

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Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1997.

280 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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