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The water cure: a novel

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"A gripping, sinister fable!" —Margaret Atwood, via TwitterONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:NPR • GLAMOUR GOOD HOUSEKEEPING • LIT HUB THRILLISTKing has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. Here on his island, 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 King disappears and two men and a boy wash ashore, the sisters' safe world begins to unravel. 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 are forced to confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent.A haunting, riveting debut, The Water Cure is a fiercely poetic feminist revenge fantasy that's a startling reflection of our time.
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
NPR • GLAMOUR GOOD HOUSEKEEPING • LIT HUB THRILLIST

King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. Here on his island, 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 King disappears and two men and a boy wash ashore, the sisters' safe world begins to unravel. 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 are forced to confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent.
A haunting, riveting debut, The Water Cure is a fiercely poetic feminist revenge fantasy that's a startling reflection of our time.
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subject_facetIsland life -- Fiction
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title_displayThe water cure : a novel
title_fullThe Water Cure A Novel
The water cure : a novel / Sophie Mackintosh
The water cure [text (large print)] : a novel / Sophie Mackintosh
title_shortThe water cure
title_suba novel
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Fiction
Island life
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