Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble

The Dark Flood Rises: A Novel by Margaret Drabble --- 325 pages

This is a scathingly funny and clear-eyed look at those so-called golden years in a world that celebrates youth and desperately avoids confronting mortality.

Probably you have to be old enough to really appreciate it.  If you read the first paragraph and find yourself laughing hysterically as you nod your head yes, oh yes! --- then you are old enough to brave the rest of the story. If not, then put it aside for another ten or twenty years.

Briefly, Drabble introduces us to Fran Stubbs and her circle of family and friends, of various ages and mental and physical frailties, all coping in their own distinct ways with the process of aging and its inevitable conclusion.

Click HERE to read the review in the Washington Post.

Click HERE to read the review in The Guardian (US Edition)

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