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Publisher Description

“A gripping, sinister fable!” —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
January 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Nurse-E ,

Curious

Although this may not be my favorite read I have to admit I enjoyed it. I was brought back again and again to see what was happening.

Zooreviee ,

The Water Cure

There’s a ripple in every story. Hope and pain, sadness and broken glints of joy that if seen in just the right light are beautiful enough to make everything else worth it.
Love can be tragic, toxic, a cure for wounds, or the balm that takes away the sting and sometimes all at the same time. With complex relationships and words knitted so perfectly they slide across neurons this books digs to the deep marrow and tethers you to every woman on the deep cellular level that binds us.
It is a testament to strength, connections deeper than blood, and the stories and people who try to shape us into forms.

With a trigger warning for self harm —this book is more than worth a read.

JenniferNS ,

Fantastic

Bought on a whim and so glad I did. Read if you like Margaret Atwood. This story was creepy and vague and lovely in all the best ways. Will read it again!

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