The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh


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*COMING SOON: the second novel from Booker-longlisted Sophie Mackintosh* *Blue Ticket a chilling new novel about freedom fate and motherhood – out 7 May 2020* British Vogue ‘Star of the Future’ for 2020 Independent Best Books of the Decade ‘A gripping sinister fable’ Margaret Atwood (via Twitter) ‘An extraordinary debut – otherworldly luminous precise’ Guardian ‘Bold inventive haunting… With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride you’ll be bowled over by it’ Stylist Grace Lia and Sky live in an abandoned hotel on a sun-bleached island beside a poisoned sea. Their parents raised them there to keep them safe to make them good. The world beyond the water is contaminated and men are the contamination. But one day three strangers wash ashore – men who stare at the sisters hungrily helplessly. Men who bring trouble. ‘Visceral hypnotic . . . with one of my favourite endings I’ve read in a long while’ The Pool ‘An unsettling dark fantasy… [It] lingers long after the final page’ Daily Telegraph ‘Otherworldly brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I’d been waiting to read for a long time’ Emma Jane Unsworth

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Weight 181 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm