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The Resource The water cure, Sophie Mackintosh

The water cure, Sophie Mackintosh

Label
The water cure
Title
The water cure
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Mackintosh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dreamlike and compulsive, a blazing literary debut about love, violence and survival at any cost. Once upon a time, damaged women came here to be cured. We took them in, fed them glasses of our clean, good water, let them scream at the waves till their lips split like ripe fruit. Now no one is left but my sisters and me. King died a year ago, quite suddenly. Mother has vanished, no one knows where. And the safe compound they built around us, far away from the toxic world, has finally been breached. Three men arrived last week, washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent. We remember now what our father taught us. 'If the men come to you, show yourself some mercy. Don't stick around and wait for them to put you out of your misery.'
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659494
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mackintosh, Sophie
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.A26493
LC item number
W38 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Social isolation
  • Islands
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Island life
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
The water cure, 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
000062302169
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780241337349
Lccn
2017054763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013721660
Label
The water cure, 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
000062302169
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780241337349
Lccn
2017054763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013721660

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