TitleThe Water Cure
AuthorSophie Mackintosh
ImprintSophie Mackintosh Ltd
Sales rank4.5


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 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 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.



The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

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 nev... (Sign in to see more)


The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

Of course you can slap the label feminist dystopia on a book in order to sell copies, 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 si... (Sign in to see more)

Hannah Greendale

The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

All the monsters in this book are women.


The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure is the first book I selected to read from the recently released 2018 Booker longlist I chose this one simply as it ended up being the first one I came across in the local bookshop I went into this blind not even aware it was a female dystopia.The writing is initially compellin... (Sign in to see more)

Britta Böhler

The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

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 b... (Sign in to see more)

Umut Reviews

The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

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 w... (Sign in to see more)


The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018My fifth book from this year s longlist and the first one I find it difficult to be very positive about Dystopian fantasy has never been my favourite genre, so I don t want to be too negative either The plot centres on a family living in isolation on a coast p... (Sign in to see more)


The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

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 ... (Sign in to see more)

Navidad Thélamour

The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

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 oc... (Sign in to see more)

Jenny (Reading Envy)

The Water Cure By Sophie Mackintosh

The writing in this book, and the way the author is able to describe the somewhat strange setting, is stellar In the Man Booker Prize longlist wasteland that is 2018, I found it one of the compelling reads I love the little backstory italic parts between chapters, the ending and questioning everyth... (Sign in to see more)

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