The Water Cure

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 territ

  • Title: The Water Cure
  • Author: Sophie Mackintosh
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 fr 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Doubleday first published May 24th

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      Sophie Mackintosh won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago Stylist Short Story competition, and has been published in Granta magazine and TANK magazine among others The Water Cure is her first novel.

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    • 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 sisters, Lia, Grace and Sky, who live in almost complete isolation at a remote beach with their mother who is reduced to her role and consequently referred to only as mother Their father, Of course you c [...]


    • 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 the hypnotic and introspective way this story unfolds.Sophie Mac Th [...]



    • 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 compelling, told in a sort of dreamy languid prose, the surroundings could be some sort of abandoned, decrepit, beachside resort if not for the unsettling cures You are never entirely sure if this family are s [...]


    • 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 be [...]


    • 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 feel comfortable 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 [...]


    • 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, thei [...]


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