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The Resource The Water Cure

The Water Cure

Label
The Water Cure
Title
The Water Cure
Statement of responsibility
Sophie MacKintosh
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A gripping, sinister fable!"—MARGARET ATWOOD, via TwitterLONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZEA dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear menKing has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. He has lain the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; he has marked out a clear message: Do not enter. Or viewed from another angle: Not safe to leave. Here 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 their father, the only man they've ever seen, disappears, they retreat further inward until the day two men and a boy wash ashore. 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 confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. Can they survive the men? A haunting, riveting debut about the capacity for violence and the potency of female desire, The Water Cure both devastates and astonishes as it reflects our own world back at us
Summary
Raised on an isolated island where they are ritualistically taught to fear men, three sisters engage in a psychologically and sexually charged game of cat-and-mouse with three strangers who wash ashore during a blistering summer week
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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SALS
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Mackintosh, Sophie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Water Cure
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2cf050e0-5ff2-4160-86e9-c494b8eab334
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385543880
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Water Cure
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2cf050e0-5ff2-4160-86e9-c494b8eab334
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385543880
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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