The Dark Flood Rises

The Dark Flood Rises

Book - 2016
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'The best novel I've read in ages. Ferociously well written, and hugely entertaining' Sarah Waters

Fran may be old but she's not going without a fight. So she dyes her hair, enjoys every glass of red wine, drives around the country for her job with a housing charity and lives in an insalubrious tower block that her loved ones disapprove of. And as each of them - her pampered ex Claude, old friend Jo, flamboyant son Christopher and earnest daughter Poppet - seeks happiness in their own way, what will the last reckoning be? Will they be waving or drowning when the end comes?

By turns joyous and profound, darkly sardonic and moving, The Dark Flood Rises questions what makes a good life, and a good death. This triumphant, bravura novel takes in love, death, sun-drenched islands, poetry, Maria Callas, tidal waves, surprise endings - and new beginnings.

Publisher: Edinburgh :, Canongate Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9781782118305
Branch Call Number: FIC DRA
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 25 cm

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Jul 14, 2017

Way too wordy, interior. Couldn't figure out transitions; in a word, unreadable.

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