The water cure : a novel

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New York : Doubleday, [2019].
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269 pages ; 22 cm
9780385543873, 0385543875, 9780525562832, 0525562834


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 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 two men and a boy 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.

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Mackintosh, S. (2019). The water cure: a novel (First edition.). Doubleday.

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Mackintosh, Sophie. 2019. The Water Cure: A Novel. New York: Doubleday.

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Mackintosh, Sophie. The Water Cure: A Novel New York: Doubleday, 2019.

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Mackintosh, Sophie. The Water Cure: A Novel First edition., Doubleday, 2019.

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