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The Water Cure

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018

by Sophie Mackintosh Author · Hannah Murray Narrator

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, read by Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan and Morfydd Clark. 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.' 'Immensely assured, calmly devastating. This is a gem of a novel and I was bowled over by it' -Katherine Angel, author of Unmastered 'I loved this book. It rushes you through to the end on a tide of tension and closely held panic. Eerie, electric, beautiful' - Daisy Johnson, author of Fen 'Creepy and delightful - 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 'Devastating. A work of cool, claustrophobic beauty' Eli Goldstone, author of Strange Heart Beating

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 196.9 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 196.9 MB

Sophie Mackintosh (Author)

Sophie Mackintosh is the author of The Water Cure, which was was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018. She also won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago/Stylist Short Story competition, and has been published in Granta a...

More about Sophie Mackintosh

Creators

Narrator :
Hannah Murray
Narrator :
Gemma Whelan
Author :
Sophie Mackintosh
Narrator :
Morfydd Clark
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