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The water cure

Author: Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An extraordinary otherworldly debut ... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world: everything is luminous, precise, slow to the point of dread."--The Guardian The Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Dystopian fiction
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 9780385543873 0385543875 9780525562832 0525562834 9780593104217 0593104218
OCLC Number: 1083234524
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sophie Mackintosh.

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"An extraordinary otherworldly debut ... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world: everything is luminous, precise, slow to the point of dread."--The Guardian The Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. He has lain the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; he has marked out a clear message: Do not enter . Or viewed from another angle: Not safe to leave . Here women are protected from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. The cult-like rituals and therapies they endure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading world. But when their father, the only man they've ever seen, disappears, they retreat further inward until the day two men and a boy wash ashore. Over the span of one blistering hot week, a psychological cat-and-mouse game plays out. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. Can they survive the men? A haunting, riveting debut about the capacity for violence and the potency of female desire, The Water Cure both devastates and astonishes as it reflects our own world back at us.

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