The Dark Flood Rises

The Dark Flood Rises

One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2017 and a New York Times Notable Book of 2017

From the great British novelist Dame Margaret Drabble comes a vital and audacious tale about the many ways in which we confront aging and living in a time of geopolitical rupture.

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… (more)

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It's a truly lovely novel, and when Fran reaches an emotional breaking point — "a great tearfulness rising up in her, a grief for all things" — it's hard not to cry with her, for her.

But this humane and masterly novel by one of Britain’s most dazzling writers is something else as well, deeper than mere philosophy: a praisesong for the tragical human predicament exactly as it has been ordained on Earth, our terminal house.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 14, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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