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And then there were five: The High House, by Jessie Greengrass, reviewed

5 June 2021

9:00 AM

5 June 2021

9:00 AM

The High House Jessie Greengrass

Swift, pp.288, 14.99

In 2009 Margaret Atwood published The Year of the Flood, set in the aftermath of a waterless flood, a flu-like pandemic that almost extinguishes human life. Twelve years ago such apocalyptic visions still felt speculative. Today, Jessie Greengrass’s new novel, The High House, imagining a near future in which civilisation is engulfed by an actual watery flood, does not.

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