The wasp factory

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Frank, no ordinary 16-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. His elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital. When news comes of Eric’s escape, Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother’s inevitable return.

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40th anniversary edition of Iain Banks’ classic debut novel THE WASP FACTORY, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman

‘A gothic horror story of quite exceptional quality’ Financial Times

‘Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I’d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That’s my score to date. Three. I haven’t killed anybody for years, and don’t intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.’

Enter – if you can bear it – the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least.

Praise for Iain Banks:

‘The most imaginative novelist of his generation’ The Times

‘His verve and talent will always be recognised, and his work will always find and enthral new readers’ Ken MacLeod, Guardian

‘His work was mordant, surreal, and fiercely intelligent’ Neil Gaiman

‘An exceptional wordsmith’ Scotsman

Additional information

Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 14.2 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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