Maggie Gee The Flood

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The Flood

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In this apocalyptic novel by Maggie Gee, 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. . . The government--eager to distract 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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Maggie Gee was one of Granta's 'Best of Young British Novelists' in 1983. Her other books include My Cleaner, The Flood and Light Years (Saqi).The Ice People will be published by Telegram Books in the US in 2008. She is chair of the Royal Society of Literature.

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"Gripping, original and highly entertaining--Maggie Gee at her superb best."--J.G. Ballard
"Eloquent, angry and beautiful . . . her best book yet. --Hilary Mantel
"A ‘Must-Read Book’ for 2004."--Daily Mail
"The Flood is Gee’s most apocalyptic vision to date . . . an incredible feat of sustained imaginative continuity."--Guardian
"Exuberant . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it"--Sunday Telegraph
"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
"Dazzling . . . when it comes to desire, fear, madness and greed, Gee is unbeatable, her prose alternately lyrical and austere . . . unbearably touching."--The Observer
"Maggie Gee writes with passionate conviction about multicultural Britain. Apocalyptic themes drive her plot . . . [her] voice is in turn brisk and lustrous."--Financial Times
"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."--The Sunday Times
"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
"A rare writer who is willing to address issues topical to contemporary Britain."--Daily Telegraph
"Gee's admirably dyspeptic and frequently funny novel is a wake-up call to us all."--Mail on Sunday
"Novel of the week . . . Maggie Gee's characters are larger than life . . . she describes their feelings and actions with such sensitivity and such extraordinary powers of human observation as to make the reader shudder with recognition . . . it moves the spirit."--The Tablet
"A hall of mirrors: everything is familiar but distorted . . . a whistle-stop tour of pre-apocalyptic life."--Literary Review
"A surprising melange of fantasy, realism, and very dry humour."--Big Issue
"Startling, insidious imagery."--Metro

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