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The water cure : a novel / Sophie Mackintosh.

Mackintosh, Sophie (author.).

Available copies

  • 21 of 33 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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6 current holds with 33 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Reynolda Manor Branch FIC Mackintosh, Sophie (Text) 0112522353715 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/01/2019
Reynolda Manor Branch FIC Mackintosh, Sophie (Text) 0112522353724 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/03/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543873
  • ISBN: 0385543875
  • Physical Description: print
    269 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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
Islands Fiction
Sisters Fiction
Women Crimes against Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction
Dystopian fiction.
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