A Gripping, Sinister Fable Margaret Atwood, Via Twitter ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR NPR GLAMOUR GOOD HOUSEKEEPING LIT HUB THRILLISTKing 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 WorldBut 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 RepresentA Haunting, Riveting Debut, The Water Cure Is A Fiercely Poetic Feminist Revenge Fantasy That S A Startling Reflection Of Our Time
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.
- 288 pages
- The Water Cure
- Sophie Mackintosh
- 04 November 2019 Sophie Mackintosh