"But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on."
Scottish-born author Banks has said that "The Quarry" will be his final novel, following the April 3 announcement of his terminal diagnosis.
His 1984 debut "The Wasp Factory" was met with critical acclaim, while his science-fiction literature, including the Culture series, was published under his pen-name Iain M. Banks.
Banks married partner Adele Hartley on March 29, having proposed with typical wit in asking her to become his widow.