The Water Cure: Longlisted For The Man Booker Prize 2018

January 8, 2019|
The Water Cure: Longlisted For The Man Booker Prize 2018 by Sophie Mackintosh
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"A gripping, sinister fable!"--Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

"Ingenious and incendiary."--THE NEW YORKER

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2019 BY VOGUE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, WASHINGTON POST, HUFFINGTON POST, VULTURE, LITHUB, REFINERY29 and more

The Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men


King 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 cultlike rituals and therapies they endure fortify them against the spreading toxicity of a degrading world.

When their father, the only man they have ever seen, disappears, they retreat further inward until the day two strange men and a boy wash ashore. Over the span of one blisteringly 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 our 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.
SOPHIE MACKINTOSH won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago / Stylist Short Story competition. She has been published in Granta magazine and Tank magazine among others. The Water Cure is her first novel.
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Title:The Water Cure: Longlisted For The Man Booker Prize 2018Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.24 X 5.75 X 0.89 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.24 X 5.75 X 0.89 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735235341

ISBN - 13:9780735235342

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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