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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)
“A gripping, sinister fable!” —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

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King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. Here on his island, 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 King disappears and two men and a boy wash ashore, the sisters’ safe world begins to unravel. 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 are forced to confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent.

A haunting, riveting debut, The Water Cure is a fiercely poetic feminist revenge fantasy that’s a startling reflection of our time.

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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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
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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)
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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)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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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
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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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