The Water Cure

The Water Cure

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/04/2019
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The Water Cure
Beautiful, intense and haunting
This is an incredibly haunting novel about sisterhood, love, pain and overcoming the worst. Three sisters Lea, Grace and Sky live on an isolated island wi... READ MORE
Stacey at Llandudno
The Water Cure
A Beautiful, Eerie, Unsettling Book
This is such a gorgeously written novel - dreamlike and unsettling, you never fully know what is happening and I loved that about it. It feels flowy and wa... READ MORE
Rachel Meier at Canterbury
The Water Cure
A hypnotic and eery feminist dystopia
Sophie Mackintosh has managed to write a book that is both beautiful and and horrifying to read. It tells the story of three sisters living in an abandoned... READ MORE
Rebecca at Tunbridge Wells


Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for June 2019 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 'Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you'll be bowled over by it' - Stylist 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. Hypnotic, dreamlike and compulsive, the blazing literary debut of summer 2018.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241983010
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Water Cure
I read to escape and this was just too much like hard work for me.
This one really wasn't for me at all and originally I did stop at 39% and it was going to be a DNF. But I decided to persevere and forced myself to finish.... READ MORE
Beckie Bookworm