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The water cure

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"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.

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  • 4 of 7 copies available at OWWL.

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Clifton Springs Library Fic Mac (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300358887
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC MAC (Text)
Rental
52117300514493
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library MACKINTOSH (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300959407
Available
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Macedon Public Library FIC MAC (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300643088
Checked out
06/13/2019
Palmyra Community Library MAC (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300390752
Available
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Victor Farmington Library MAC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300854656
Checked out
06/03/2019
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC MAC (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002792769
Checked out
06/06/2019

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