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'The Water Cure' Imagines What The World Would Be Like If Toxic Masculinity Were An Actual Toxin
On a remote island off the coast of an unspecified continent, three sisters -- Grace, Lia, and Sky -- are hidden away from the world. It's a world where the water is poisoned, the air is polluted, and men are literally toxic. Their home, a large, crumbling mansion that once served as a rehabilitation center for abused women, is surrounded by shark-infested waters on one side and barbed wire on the other. Their father, called King, is the only man the sisters have ever seen; their mother administers unconventional therapies and performs cult-like rituals designed to strengthen the girls against the poisoned planet. Then, King disappears. This is where author Sophie Mackintosh's debut novel, The Water Cure -- longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize -- begins.
by das monde on Wed Jan 9th, 2019 at 12:54:09 PM EST

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