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The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble

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The dark flood rises
Title
The dark flood rises
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Margaret Drabble
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eng
Summary
"A magnificently mordant reckoning with mortality by the great British novelist. Francesca Stubbs has a very full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age, she drives restlessly round England, which is 'her last love'. She wants to 'see it all before she dies'. Amid the professional conferences she attends, she fits in visits to old friends, brings home-cooked dinners to her ex-husband, texts her son, who is grieving over the sudden death of his girlfriend, and drops in on her daughter, a quirky young woman who lives in a floodplain in the West Country. The space between vitality and morality suddenly seems narrow, but Fran is not ready to settle yet, with a 'cat upon her knee'. She still prizes her 'frisson of autonomy', her belief in herself as a dynamic individual doing meaningful work in the world. This dark and glittering novel moves back and forth between an interconnected group of family and friends in England and a seemingly idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands. It is set against a backdrop of rising flood tides in Britain and the seismic fragility of the Canaries, where we also observe the flow of immigrants from an increasingly war-torn Middle East. With Margaret Drabble's characteristic wit and deceptively simple prose, The Dark Flood Rises enthralls, entertains, and asks existential questions in equal measure. Of course, there is undeniable truth in Francesca's insight: 'Old age, it's a fucking disaster!'"--
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Title
The dark flood rises
Creator
Summary
Driven to live life to its fullest while she still can, a housing expert for the elderly balances her challenging career with the cares of her loved ones, in a tale that juxtaposes her interconnected social circle in England against her contacts in an idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands
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New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10550767
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.R25
LC item number
D37 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Margaret Drabble
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
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The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
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ocn971246155
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780374134952
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016025620
System control number
(OCoLC)971246155

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