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    Surfacing is a 1972 novel by Margaret Atwood. The father of the unnamed female narrator has gone missing and, together with her lover and another couple, they return to her hometown to figure out where he's gone. Upon returning to her childhood home, the protagonist confronts her past, her memories and emotions and is eventually driven to insanity. The novel deals with political issues of Canadian nationalism, human alienation and feminism.