The water cure : a novel / Sophie Mackintosh.
- 21 of 33 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
- 0 of 2 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.
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|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|
- ISBN: 9780385543873
- ISBN: 0385543875
269 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First United States Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|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.|
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