|Steep Approach to Garbadale, the (2007) [Novel]|
by Iain Banks
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(From the publisher):
The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful, the American Spraint Corp. wants to buy the firm out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family clutches for years, is run to ground and persuaded to attend the forthcoming family gathering - part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting - convened by Win, Wopuld matriarch and most powerful member of the board, at Garbadale, the family's highland castle. Being drawn back into the bosom of the clan brings an inevitable and disconcerting confrontation with Alban's past. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he yet ready to see Sophie, his beautiful, enchanting cousin and teenage love, at the EGM? Grandmother Win's revelations wll radically alter Alban's perspective for ever.
Original title: The Steep Approach to Garbadale
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind→ Multigenerational Sagas