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The dark flood rises

Margaret Drabble

The dark flood rises

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Death,
  • Families,
  • Old age,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She visits her daughter, Poppet, holed up as the waters rise in a sodden West Country, and texts her son Christopher in Lanzarote, as he deals with the estate of his shockingly deceased girlfriend. The questions of what constitutes a good death and how we understand it preoccupy this glittering novel.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMargaret Drabble
    ContributionsBentinck, Anna, narrator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6054.R25 D37 2017ab
    The Physical Object
    Format[sound recording] /
    Pagination11 audio discs (560 min.)
    Number of Pages560
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26929944M
    ISBN 109781520065427
    OCLC/WorldCa968746319


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