The Water Cure (Paperback)
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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 25/04/2019
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Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for June 2019

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

'Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you'll be bowled over by it' - Stylist

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.

The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation. Hypnotic, dreamlike and compulsive, the blazing literary debut of summer 2018.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241983010
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Eerie and unsettling, the novel exerts a hypnotic grip as the tension builds' - The Daily Mail

'Bewitching... [An] ambiguous utopia' - The Guardian 

'Eerily beautiful, this strange, unsettling novel creeps up and grabs hold of you' - Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

'Stunning... A haunting story of abuse, death, and desire... Chilling and topical, a breathtaking debut' - Dazed 

'[A] lyrical debut, original and very atmospheric' - Good Housekeeping 

'Creepy and delightful, a portrayal of post-apocalyptic puberty, intermingling desire and despair. It has a pinch of Shirley Jackson, a dash of chlorine, and an essence all of its own' - Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You

'Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you'll be bowled over by it' - Stylist

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