The Steep Approach to Garbadale

The Steep Approach to Garbadale

Book - 2007
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With a powerful American corporation trying to buy the rights to the Wopuld family's hugely successful computer game, Empire!, family renegade Alban, who makes his living as a wilderness ranger in Scotland, is summoned back to the fold to help stop the upcoming sale, but first Alban must confront his mother's suicide and his ill-fated love affair with his cousin Sophie. Simultaneous.

Blackwell North Amer
The Wopuld family has built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful, in fact, that a powerful American corporation wants to buy the family out.
Young renegade Alban, who has been evading his relatives for years, has sold most of his shares and resigned from his job in the company. But when he's tracked down by his cousin Fielding, Alban is persuaded to attend the upcoming family gathering - part birthday celebration, part shareholders' meeting - convened by Grandma Win, Wopuld matriarch and the most powerful member of the board.
Fielding expects his cousin to help convince the rest of the Wopulds not to sell their shares, but Alban knows that his first obligation at Garbadale, the family's Scottish Highlands estate, is to confront two painful events from his past: his ill-fated love affair with his beautiful cousin Sophie and his mother's suicide. An unexpected revelation by Grandma Win, however, will forever alter Alban's perspective.

Publisher: San Francisco : MacAdam/Cage, c2007
ISBN: 9781596922716
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 19, 2013

I doubt the person from the publisher who wrote the description of the characters read the book. Alban's last name is most definitely not Wopould.


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