Author: Iain Banks Genre: ,
Home to sea fog. Gangsters. Lost love. 
And a suspension bridge . . .
Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth. 
After five years in exile his presence 
is required at the funeral of patriarch 
Joe Murston, and even though the last 
time Stu saw the Murstons he was running 
for his life, staying away might be 
even more dangerous than turning up. 
An estuary town north of Aberdeen, 
Stonemouth, with its five mile beach, 
can be beautiful on a sunny day. 
On a bleak one it can seem to offer 
little more than seafog, gangsters, 
cheap drugs and a suspension bridge 
irresistible to suicides. 

And although there's supposed to be 
a temporary truce between Stewart 
and the town's biggest crime family, 
it's soon clear that only Stewart is taking this promise of peace seriously.
Before long a quick drop into the cold grey Stoun begins to look like the soft 
option, and as he steps back into the minefield of his past to confront his 
guilt and all that it has lost him, Stu uncovers ever darker stories, and his 
homecoming takes a more lethal turn than even he had anticipated. Tough, funny, 
fast-paced and touching, Stonemouth cracks open adolescence, love, brotherhood 
and vengeance in a rite of passage novel like no other.

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