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The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble

Label
The dark flood rises
Title
The dark flood rises
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Drabble
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Francesca Stubbs has an extremely 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 that dominate her schedule, she fits in visits to old friends, brings home cooked dinners to her ailing ex-husband, texts her son, who is grieving over the shocking death of his girlfriend, and drops in on her daughter, a quirky young woman who lives in a flood plain in the West Country. Fran cannot help but think of her mortality, but she 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. The Dark Flood Rises moves between Fran's interconnected group of family and friends in England and a seemingly idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands. In both places, disaster looms. In Britain, the flood tides are rising, and in the Canaries, there is always the potential for a seismic event. As well, migrants are fleeing an increasingly war-torn Middle East. Though The Dark Flood Rises delivers the pleasures of a traditional novel, it is clearly situated in the precarious present. Margaret Drabble's latest enthralls, entertains, and asks existential questions in equal measure. Alas, there is undeniable truth in Fran's insight: "Old age, it's a fucking disaster "
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DLC
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1939-
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Drabble, Margaret
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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Label
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974213182
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
515 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839505
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017007855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974213182
Label
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974213182
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
515 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839505
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017007855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974213182

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