The Water Cure

The Water Cure

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.

Hypnotic and compulsive, The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood, and transformation.

Title:The Water Cure
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780241334744
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  • Hannah

    This book.It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents w...

  • Meike

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018Of course you can slap the label "feminist dystopia" on a book in order to sell more copies, alas, it doesn't make the book a feminist dystopia. Mackintosh's wr...

  • Trudie

    The Water Cure is the first book I selected to read from the recently released 2018 Booker longlist. I chose this one simply as it ended up being the first one I came across in the local bookshop. I w...

  • Umut Rados

    For full review, please visit my blog: https://umutreviews.wordpress.com/201...2.5 stars. I haven’t read such a weird novel since long time. I read the reviews and there are lovers and there are peo...

  • Hugh

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018My fifth book from this year's longlist and the first one I find it difficult to be very positive about. Dystopian fantasy has never been my favourite genre, so...

  • Britta Böhler

    I'm a bit tired of publicists (and/or reviewers) telling me that a certain book is the 21st century's version of The Handmaid's Tale, and also of the fact that feminist dystopian novels are so hip and...

  • Dannii Elle

    This is a dystopian unlike any other I have read before. The world reaches to the very horizon and yet is contained to the interior of one house. The landscape is sparse on concrete detail yet the fee...

  • Rachel

    The Water Cure was nothing like I expected, but I ended up enjoying it all the more for that. This is a vaguely unsettling, eerie tale of three sisters who were raised by their parents on a remote isl...

  • Gumble's Yard

    Once we [three sisters] have a father, but our father dies without us noticing. As a father of three daughters this probably counts as the personally most arresting opening sentence I have read in ...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. He...