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Author Mackintosh, Sophie, author.

Title The water cure : a novel / Sophie Mackintosh.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2019]
1 hold on first copy returned of 4 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  MACKINTOSH,SOP    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Science Fiction    SF MACKINTOSH,S    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction, Science Fiction  New Shelf  SF MACKINTOSH,S    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction, Science Fiction    SF MACKINTOSH,S    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Linda Vista Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch On Order.
Edition First United States edition.
Description 269 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Great Britain by Hamish Hamilton,an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd., a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2018"--Title page verso.
Summary "An extraordinary otherworldly debut... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world: everything is luminous, precise, slow to the point of dread." --The Guardian 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.
Subject Island life -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780385543873 (hardcover) $25.95
0385543875 (hardcover) $25.95
9780385543880 (ebook)
0525562834 (softcover)
9780525562832 (softcover)

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