Maggie Gee The Flood

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President Bliss is handling a tricky situation with customary brio, but after months of ceaseless rain the city is sinking under the floods. The rich are safe on high ground, but the poor are getting damper in their packed tower blocks, and the fanatical 'Last Days' sect is recruiting thousands.

When at last the sun breaks through the clouds Lottie heads off to the opera, husband Harold listens to jazz and their ditsy teenage daughter Lola fights capitalism by bunking off school. Shirley takes her twin boys to the zoo. The Government - eager to detract attention from a foreign war it has waged - announces a spectacular City Gala. But not even TV astrologer Davey Lucas can predict the extraordinary climax that ensues.

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President Bliss is handling a tricky situation with customary brio, but after months of ceaseless rain the city is sinking under the floods. The rich are safe on high ground, but the poor are getting damper in their packed tower blocks, and the fanatical 'Last Days' sect is recruiting thousands ...

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'Eloquent, angry and beautiful...her best book yet.' Hilary Mantel

'Gripping, original and highly entertaining - Maggie Gee at her superb best.'JG Ballard

'Dazzling ... alternately lyrical and austere ... unbearably touching.'Observer

'The Flood, for all its passion and intricacy, is also a very funny book ...rewarding ... carefully written, using language echoing the water that ebbs and flows, and eventually floods the pages.' TLS

'...exhuberant ... I thoroughly enjoyed it.' --Sunday Telegraph

'The Flood is Gee's most apocalyptic vision to date ... an incredible feat of sustained imaginative continuity.' Guardian

'Gee's admirably dyspeptic and frequently funny novel is a wake-up call to us all' Mail on Sunday

'A satirist this lyrical, warm-hearted and imaginative is, like a unicorn, a rare and precious beast.' --Weekend Australian

'A rare writer who is willing to address issues topical to contemporary Britain' Daily Telegraph

'An addition to an eccentric but valuable tradition of English fiction ... in which the visionary and the mundane mingle, producing effects by turn comical and grand.' Sunday Times

'Gee's ability to ask big "what if?" questions while never losing sight of the humdrum details of life ... gives her un-brave new world credibility.' Independent

'A playful apocalypse.' The Bookseller

'Startling, insidious imagery' Metro

'... a surprising melange of fantasy, realism, and very dry humour.' -- Big Issue

'The Flood is Gee's most apocalyptic vision to date ... an incredible feat of sustained imaginative continuity.' The Guardian 'Gee's admirably dyspeptic and frequently funny novel is a wake-up call to us all' Mail on Sunday

'A satirist this lyrical, warm-hearted and imaginative is, like a unicorn, a rare and precious beast.' --Weekend Australian

' ...a rare writer who is willing to address issues topical to contemporary Britain' Daily Telegraph

' ... an addition to an eccentric but valuable tradition of English fiction ... in which the visionary and the mundane mingle, producing effects by turn comical and grand.' Sunday Times

'Gee's ability to ask big "what if?" questions while never losing sight of the humdrum details of life ... gives her un-brave new world credibility.' The Independent

;'A playful apocalypse.' The Bookseller

' ... startling, insidious imagery' Metro

' ... a surprising melange of fantasy, realism, and very dry humour' -- Big Issue

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