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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
"A ... mordant reckoning with mortality... 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. [This book] 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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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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550767
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drabble, Margaret
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.R25
LC item number
D37 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Old age
  • Caregivers
  • Families
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in 2016 by Canongate Books Ltd., Great Britain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780374134952
Lccn
2016025620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 946692622
  • (OCoLC)946692622
Label
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in 2016 by Canongate Books Ltd., Great Britain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780374134952
Lccn
2016025620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 946692622
  • (OCoLC)946692622

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