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The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh

Paperback Published: 7th May 2019
ISBN: 9780241983010
Number Of Pages: 256

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A dreamlike and compulsive feminist dystopia for the #metoo generation.

You are a girl. Your body is vulnerable. Men will break it if they can - and out there, they absolutely can.

Suffering will prepare you for the worst. The cure is nothing compared to what you've been spared in the sickness. It takes a lot of love to hurt you like this.

Now, come outside. It's time to play the drowning game.

Industry Reviews

"Tempest-like... [An] eerie, uncanny literary debut... Beautifully written, pared down [and] hypnotic."
Sunday Times Culture

"Elemental... [A] utopia portrayed in spectral, organic prose... Mackintosh is a wonderful stylist; the full scope of her imagination, as well as the cohesion of her vision, is evident on every page... A seriously impressive feat."
Irish Times

"In raw, visceral prose, Mackintosh probes at ideas of the threat of male violence, the ways women are told to protect ourselves, love and sisterhood and survival. A hypnotic, stormy book, with one of my favourite endings I've read in a long while."
The Pool

"Stunning... A haunting story of abuse, death, and desire... Chilling and topical, a breathtaking debut."
Dazed

"The Water Cure is eerily still and pure - with saline bite... Mackintosh asks if it is the traumas of our pasts that ultimately pose the greatest threat to our futures."
New Statesman

"Eerily beautiful, this strange, unsettling novel creeps up and grabs hold of you."
Paula Hawkins, author of 'The Girl on the Train'

ISBN: 9780241983010
ISBN-10: 0241983010
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th May 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1

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