- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books; Main ed. edition (June 11 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782118330
- ISBN-13: 978-1782118336
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Dark Flood Rises Paperback – Jun 11 2017
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An absolute tour de force -- LINDA GRANT * * Guardian, Best Books of the Year * * Erudite, beautifully written, funny, tragic * * Daily Mail * * Masterly * * New York Times, 100 Notable Books of 2017 * * Darkly witty and exhilarating * * The Times * * Her distinctive narrative voice and soaring prose remain electrifying * * Telegraph * * With its echoes of Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Beckett, this quiet meditation an old age seethes with apocalyptic intent . . . Brilliant * * Guardian * * Masterly, poignant and uplifting * * Mail on Sunday * * Drabble has pulled off a quietly revolutionary portrait of an age-group whose lives are just as urgent as anyone's but are rarely considered ***** * * Sunday Telegraph * * Ageing and dying in style . . . Margaret Drabble's sharply drawn characters look back on lives lived and forwards to achieving a good death * * Observer * * My novel of the year . . . Like a blood transfusion of ideas, feelings -- LINDA GRANT
About the Author
Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, The Sea Lady and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby . She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature . She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list. She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd.
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It was certainly not as well written as Ms. Drabble's other books. In a word: the protagonist was boring as was the book.
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