The Water Cure

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018

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The Water Cure: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
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  • 9780241334744
  • 9780241983027

THE LITERARY DEBUT OF 2018: shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Award

'A gripping, sinister fable' - MARGARET ATWOOD, via Twitter

'An extraordinary debut novel. Otherworldly, luminous, precise... She is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world' Guardian

'Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you'll be bowled over by it' Stylist

'Visceral, hypnotic... with one of my favourite endings I've read in a long while' The Pool

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.

'Immensely assured, calmly devastating' Katherine Angel, author of Unmastered

'A work of cool, claustrophobic beauty' Eli Goldstone, author of Strange Heart Beating

'Eerily beautiful, strange [and] unsettling' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

'Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: 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, author of Animals

  • Penguin Books Ltd; May 2018
  • ISBN 9780241983027
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Water Cure
  • Author: Sophie Mackintosh
  • Imprint: Penguin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780241334744
  • 9780241983027

In The Press

Searing, richly drawn, eerily compelling... As foreboding in what it holds back as in what it reveals

About The Author

Sophie Mackintosh is the author of The Water Cure, which was was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018. She also won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago/Stylist Short Story competition, and has been published in Granta and TANK magazine among others.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780241334744
  • 9780241983027