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The Water Cure

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
*This ebook edition includes an exclusive extract from Sophie Mackintosh's hotly anticipated second novel, Blue Ticket*

British Vogue 'Star of the Future' for 2020

Independent Best Books of the Decade

'A gripping, sinister fable' Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)

'An extraordinary debut - otherworldly, luminous, precise' Guardian

'Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you'll be bowled over by it'Stylist

Grace, Lia and Sky live in an abandoned hotel, on a sun-bleached island, beside a poisoned sea. Their parents raised them there to keep them safe, to make them good. The world beyond the water is contaminated and men are the contamination. But one day three strangers wash ashore - men who stare at the sisters hungrily, helplessly. Men who bring trouble.

'Visceral, hypnotic . . . with one of my favourite endings I've read in a long while' The Pool

'An unsettling dark fantasy... [It] lingers long after the final page' Daily Telegraph

'Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I'd been waiting to read for a long time' Emma Jane Unsworth

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A work of cool, claustrophobic beauty." - Eli Goldstone

"Eerily beautiful, this strange, unsettling novel creeps up and grabs hold of you." - Paula Hawkins

"Eerie, electric, beautiful. It rushes you through to the end on a tide of tension and closely held panic. I loved this book." - Daisy Johnson

"Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I'd been waiting to read for a long time." - Emma Jane Unsworth


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May 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: The Water Cure
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 1-78541-717-7 / 978-1-78541-717-7 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
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May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
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ISBN: 0-241-98301-0 / 978-0-241-98301-0 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-593-10421-8 / 978-0-593-10421-7 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Water Cure
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ISBN: 0-7352-3534-1 / 978-0-7352-3534-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-241-33734-8 / 978-0-241-33734-9 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Water Cure
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
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