The Water Cure : LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018-9780241983010

The Water Cure : LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 by Mackintosh, Sophie

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Author: Mackintosh, Sophie

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 25 April 2019 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 256 pages
129 x 196 x 30 | 184g

BRITISH VOGUE 'STAR OF THE FUTURE'INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE'A gripping, sinister fable' Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)'An extraordinary debut - otherworldly, luminous, precise' Guardian'Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you'll be bowled over by it' StylistGrace, Lia and Sky live in an abandoned hotel, on a sun-bleached island, beside a poisoned sea. Their parents raised them there to keep them safe, to make them good. The world beyond the water is contaminated and men are the contamination. But one day three strangers wash ashore - men who stare at the sisters hungrily, helplessly. Men who bring trouble.

This ebook edition includes an exclusive extract from Sophie Mackintosh's gripping second novel, Blue Ticket, which is out now.

*****'A feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I'd been waiting to read for a long time' Emma Jane Unsworth'Visceral, hypnotic, with one of my favourite endings I've read in a long while' The Pool'An unsettling dark fantasy... [It] lingers long after the final page' Daily Telegraph