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The water cure
The water cure
Mackintosh, Sophie2018
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Dreamlike and compulsive, this is a novel about love, violence and survival at any cost. Once upon a time, damaged women came here to be cured. We took them in, fed them glasses of our clean, good water, let them scream at the waves till their lips split like ripe fruit. Now no one is left but my sisters and me. King died a year ago, quite suddenly. Mother has vanished, no one knows where. And the safe compound they built around us, far away from the toxic world, has finally been breached. Three men arrived last week, washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent. We remember now what our father taught us. If the men come to you, show yourself some mercy. Don't stick around and wait for them to put you out of your misery. Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them - three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake. The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation.
Main title:
The water cure / Sophie Mackintosh.
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Imprint:
London : Hamish Hamilton, [2019]©2018
Collation:
248 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9780241337349 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionMACKAvailable
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionMACKAvailable
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