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- DescriptionKate Telman is a senior executive officer in The Business, a powerful and massively discreet transglobal organisation. Financially transparent, internally democratic and disavowing conventional familial inheritance, the character of The Business seems, even to Kate, to be vague to the point of invisibility. It possesses, allegedly, a book of Leonardo cartoons, several sets of Crown Jewels and wants to buy its own State in order to acquire a seat at the United Nations. Kate's job is to keep abreast of current techlogical developments and her global reach encompasses Silicon Valley, a ranch in Nebraska, the firm's secretive Swiss headquarters, and a remote Himalayan principality. In the course of her journey Kate must peel away layers of emotional insulation and the assumptions of a lifetime. She must learn to keep her world at arm's length. To take control, she has to do The Business.
- Author BiographyIain Banks came to widespread and controversial notice with the publication of THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984, and has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim. In 1993 he was acknowledged as one of the Best of Young British Writers.
- Author(s)Iain Banks
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication08/06/2000
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date26/06/2013
- Weight320 g
- Width126 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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