The Resource The water cure : a novel, Sophie Mackintosh

The water cure : a novel, Sophie Mackintosh

Label
The water cure : a novel
Title
The water cure
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Mackintosh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An extraordinary otherworldly debut... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world: everything is luminous, precise, slow to the point of dread." --The Guardian The Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men King 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
  • Determined to protect his wife and daughters from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland, King moves them to an isolated island, lays out barbed wire, and anchored buoys with a clear message: Do not enter. He institutes cult-like rituals and therapies to fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading world. When King disappears, they retreat further inward... until the day two men and a boy wash ashore. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. -- adapted from jacket
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
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10659494
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mackintosh, Sophie
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.A26493
LC item number
W38 2018
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Island life
  • Sisters
  • Fathers
  • Social isolation
  • Fathers
  • Island life
  • Sisters
  • Fathers
Target audience
adult
Label
The water cure : a novel, Sophie Mackintosh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015279392
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780385543873
Lccn
2017054763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015279392
Label
The water cure : a novel, Sophie Mackintosh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015279392
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780385543873
Lccn
2017054763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015279392

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