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Jun 20, 2013 | 8:48am EDT

Late Scottish author Iain Banks' final noval The Quarry was published on Thursday (20Jun13), less than two weeks after his death. Banks passed away on 9 June (13), aged 59, after a battle with gall bladder cancer. The Quarry, about a man with terminal cancer, has already become a best-seller for online retailer Amazon due to pre-orders. The writer had nearly finished the book when he was given his cancer diagnosis.

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