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The Resource The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble

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 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!'"--
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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Tone
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550767
Cataloging source
TOH
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 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Old age
Target audience
adult
Label
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782118329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
20954d21-97cf-48e9-853c-b95f259b555f
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2238409
  • (OCoLC)961876225
  • ocn961876225
  • 2238409
Label
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782118329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
20954d21-97cf-48e9-853c-b95f259b555f
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2238409
  • (OCoLC)961876225
  • ocn961876225
  • 2238409

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