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The Water Cure

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, read by Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan and Morfydd Clark.

Once upon a time, damaged women came here to be cured. We took them in, fed them glasses of our clean, good water, let them scream at the waves till their lips split like ripe fruit. Now no one is left but my sisters and me. King died a year ago, quite suddenly. Mother has vanished, no one knows where. And the safe compound they built around us, far away from the toxic world, has finally been breached.

Three men arrived last week, washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent. We remember now what our father taught us. 'If the men come to you, show yourself some mercy. Don't stick around and wait for them to put you out of your misery.'

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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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-385-54387-5 / 978-0-385-54387-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-241-33474-8 / 978-0-241-33474-4 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
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
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-7352-3534-1 / 978-0-7352-3534-2 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-593-10421-8 / 978-0-593-10421-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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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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Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Water Cure
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Water Cure
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Water Cure
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Water Cure
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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January 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Water Cure: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU