Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices. Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose. Here is a rich mine of ideas from an extraordinary writer about contemporary life and nature, families and marriage, and about women fragmented...and becoming whole.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A harrowing ride into the eye of the main character's psychotic mind. Not an easy read for me just because Atwood's character seems to slide in and out of reality a bit too easily for me. I suppose ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eadieburke - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book by Atwood a lot more than The Handmaid's Tale. The characters seemed very realistic to me and the plot had a lot of depth and leaves a lot for reflection. It also covered issues of ... Read full review