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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....

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ISBN : 9780241334744
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages
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The Water Cure Reviews

  • Katherine

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control.

    Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is not so simple. There is a certain relief in his departure due to his harshly devised and ever present "cures" to keep his family safe. But in his wake, their Mother takes the lead and follows his example. The pain repeat
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  • Ali

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    The Water Cure is about three sisters living on an island with Mother and "King", isolated from the rest of the world. They grow up learning the mainland is toxic, making women physically ill, and that men are not to be trusted. They perform rituals, or therapies, to rid their bodies of possible toxins and as prevention from any they may encounter. They grow up enclosed by the barbed wire fence and the buoys with the
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  • McKenzie Allyshia

    The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters who live a secluded, and strange, life on a perceived island. On this island, the sisters are educated by their father and mother on the abusive and toxic life that women are forced to live on the mainland. That if they were not careful they would become sick with disease from the radicals in the air or if touched by someone other than themselves. Lastly men, especially, are to be feared as they are created and made to harm women. Becoming contamin ...more

  • Clair Sharpe

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to keep them safe – sometimes they are sewn in fainting sacks and put in a hot room until they pass out. Sometimes they play the drowning game where their dresses are weighted and they must see how long they can stay ...more

  • 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 where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the whole book. It is never clear whether the stories their parents tell them of the rest of the world are true or not. I personally adored this vagueness and the hypnotic and introspective way this story unfolds.

    Sophie Mac
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  • Joanna Halpin

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow.

  • Nidhi Srivastava

    This is not an easy book to read. I think I made a mistake in rushing to finish it. It is better savoured in small sips rather than devoured whole.

    I was drawn to this book because of the narrative voice it starts off with. First person plural - the collective voice of three sisters - Grace, Lia, Sky - who belong to a strange, dysfunctional family, living in a dystopian world. The voices switches to the individual perspectives of each of the sisters. Grace's voice talks to "you" - the father who
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  • Neil

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader.

    It’s a tricky balance to hit in a book like this. Normally, I am great fan of book with loose ends and open-ended story lines. I like to be left with something to think about, something I can project forward with my own i
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