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The Water Cure The Handmaid s Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear menKing has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky He has laid 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 worldBut when their father, the only man they ve ever seen, disappears, they retreat further inward until the day three strange men 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


About the Author: Sophie Mackintosh

Sophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London Her fiction, essays and poetry have been published by Granta, The White Review, The New York Times and The Stinging Fly, among others Her short story Grace was the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story The Running Ones won the Virago Stylist Short Story competition in 2016.Sophie s debut novel The Water Cure was published by Hamish Hamilton in the UK in Spring 2018 and by Doubleday in the US in early 2019 to critical acclaim, and was long listed for the Man Booker Prize.Her second novel Blue Ticket will be published in Spring 2020.



10 thoughts on “The Water Cure

  1. Meike Meike says:

    Of course you can slap the label feminist dystopia on a book in order to sellcopies, alas, it doesn t make the book a feminist dystopia Mackintosh s writing is languid and evocative, but there is nothing below the surface no one will drown in the depths of this story In the novel, we meet three sisters, Lia, Grace and Sky, who live in almost complete isolation at a remote beach with their mother who is reduced to her role a


  2. Hannah Hannah says:

    This book.It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the whole book It is never clear whether the stories their parents tell them of the rest of the world are true or not I personally adored this vagueness and th


  3. Hannah Greendale Hannah Greendale says:

    All the monsters in this book are women.


  4. Amalia Gavea Amalia Gavea says:

    We would all still love each other, but what it meant was if there was a burning fire, if two sisters were stuck in the inferno and they were screaming a name, the only right thing would be to pick the one the iron dictated to save It is important to ignore any contrary instinct of your traitor heart We were quite used to that Had this been a fairytale, it would have started like this There once was a couple who had three daughters and they lived


  5. Britta Böhler Britta Böhler says:

    I m a bit tired of publicists and or reviewers telling me that a certain book is the 21st century s version of The Handmaid s Tale, and also of the fact that feminist dystopian novels are so hip and hyped at the moment I read quite a few of them, some good, like Red Clocks by Leni Zumas, The Power by Naomi Alderman and The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood but often not, like by Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich, The End We Start From


  6. Yun Yun says:

    In The Water Cure, three sisters live with their mother and father on an island cut off from the rest of the world They are taught from a young age that women must be protected from the terror and violence of men, and that the real world is filled with toxins that would degrade and sicken them When their father disappears and two men and a boy show up on their island, their lives upend What follows for the sisters is the slow disintegration of their lives that th


  7. Lucy Langford Lucy Langford says:

    Absorbing the guilt and the sorrow is something the world expects of women.Haunting and thought provoking.This story focuses on 3 sisters Grace, Lia and Sky who live with their mother and their father, King, in a very isolated place They are told that they are kept apart from others for their own good.There were other women living there with them before, but they no longer live there now Now it is just their small family who stick to their own rituals and cures to preve


  8. Felice Laverne Felice Laverne says:

    Sudden love, when gifted to a habitually unloved person, can induce nausea It can become a thing you would claw and debase yourself for It is necessary to wean yourself onto it, small portions. Sophie Mackintosh s debut novel, The Water Cure, is the story of three sisters living an occult existence on an island off the mainland one fateful summer when they have their first experience with men other than their father Yep, that pretty much sums this one up Grace, Lia and Sky have


  9. Marchpane Marchpane says:

    In this debut novel, three daughters live in seclusion from the world because their parents have told them that men are evil and somehow also literally toxic.The dystopian premise is just a pretext for their isolation, because what The Water Cure is really concerned with is the psychological effects of isolation and abuse, and the complicated relationship between the sisters who have had to endure it Forced by their parents to play cruel mind games and withhold love from one another, th


  10. Umut Rados Umut Rados says:

    For full review, please visit my blog stars I haven t read such a weird novel since long time I read the reviews and there are lovers and there are people who dislike it a lot I think I can say, it wasn t a pleasant read that blew my mind, but I didn t hate it as well I think I can see some people will feelcomfortable with the book than others because of its style.First of all, it s said that the book is dystopian This created an expectatio For full review, please visit my blog stars I haven t


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