He salt Mackintosh tried to raise interesting points about family dynamics and gender but in the nd the Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society execution didn t convince me15 Absorbing the guilt and the sorrow is something the worldxpects of womenHaunting and thought provokingThis story focuses on 3 sisters Grace Lia and Sky who live with their mother and their father King in a very isolated PLACE THEY ARE TOLD THAT THEY ARE KEPT APART They are told that they are kept apart others for their own goodThere were other women living there with them before but they no longer live there now Now it is just their small family who stick to their own rituals
and cures to prevent the daughters from themselves toxicity the fearful cures to prevent the daughters from themselves toxicity the fearful world and men One day King leaves and is feared to never come back to the Island Soon two men and one boy are washed by the sea onto the shore bringing desire and destruction to this family s routinely schedules This book was very introspective with thoughts focusing on the point of views from the two ldest daughters Lia and Grace While not much action happens through out the book we are witness to how the girls believe They Are Getting Sick are getting sick the punishments and treatments they give themselves to avoid this toxicityThe cures rituals punishments and treatments are all learned from their parents They are also highly abusive not only physically but also motionally often rendering the girls into danger From the novel it is suspected that these are done often maliciously and the parents will often try to turn the girls against ach other to see how far they will go It also shows the love that transpires between the girls and their parents as the girls have no idea that these abuses are wrong an In this debut novel three daughters live in seclusion from the world because their parents have told them that men are vil and somehow also literally toxicThe dystopian premise is just a pretext for their isolation because what The Water Cure is really concerned with is the psychological ffects of is. Listering 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 menA 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.
Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, Book or Kindle PUB free â Sophie MackintoshOf course you can slap the label feminist dystopia on
a book in order to sell copies alas it doesn t make the book a feminist dystopia Mackintosh s writingbook in order to sell copies alas it doesn t make the book a feminist dystopia Mackintosh s writing languid and vocative but there is nothing below the surface no one will drown This bookIt is so very "difficult to describe this book which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague This "to describe this book which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague This the story of three sisters growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not uite right but many things remain vague for the whole book It is never clear whether the stories their parents tell them of the rest of the world are true or not I personally adored this vagueness and the hypnotic and introspective way this story unfoldsSophie Mackintosh s prose is lush and vocative her sentences are breathtakingly beautiful and she spins her metaphors in such a brilliant way Imagery of water is threaded through the whole book changing meaning and implication depending on the narrator and the context I adored thatThe author plays with voices and perspectives in a way that I obviously loved I am a big fan of stories told At Least In Parts least in parts a we perspective and Mackintosh wields that difficult voice xpertly She switches perspectives in just the right moments and allows her narrators to be unreliable without loosing authenticityAt the heart this is a story about sisters nobody is surprised that I love that and their disfunctional relationship The way in which flashbacks into their childhoods were integrated is brilliant and Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey effortless and left me always wanting while being able to fill in some blanks myself I love it when authors trust menough to do just that I found the parts that xamined their love and the way their parents broke them to be by far the strongest whereas the storyline with the men washed ashore did not always work for meI thought that the pacing in the middle dragged a little but the beginning and the nding were pitch perfect I cannot wait to see wh. The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island raised to fear menKing has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters Grace Lia and Sky He has laid the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; he has marked out a clear message Do not nter Or viewed from an. At Sophie Mackintosh does next because I will definitely
reading itFirst sentence First we have a father but our father dies without us noticing I received an arcitFirst sentence First we have a father but our father dies without us noticing I received an arc this book courtesy of NetGalley and Hamish Hamilton in xchange for
An Honest Review Ihonest review I a bit tired of publicists andor reviewers telling me that a certain book is the 21st century s version of The Handmaid s Tale and also of the fact that feminist dystopian novels are so hip and hyped at the moment I read uite a few of them some good like Red Clocks by Leni Zumas The Power by Naomi Alderman and The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood but often not like by Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich The End We Start From by Megan Hunter Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley The Last One by Alexandra Oliva and Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed And you cant help but wonder whether publishers just didn t want to miss the hype But I had uite high hopes for this one mainly because of some very favorable reviews by people I admire But sadly the book was uite a disappointmentFirst of all the premise family life on a remote island far away from the polluted and dangerous mainland and only the Father travels to the mainland from time to time for supplies was in many respects a rehash of the premise in Gather the Daughters which came out in July 2017 So not very inventive And it didn t help that I thought Gather the Daughters was uite bad The main weak point for me was the story which was too predictable to be interesting specially after the arrival of the two men but also the part in which the truth about Father and Mother is revealed almost very plot development or twist you could see coming from a mile away which at least for me doesnt make for an ngaging read And although I liked that Mackintosh left things unexplained there were uite some parts that didnt make sense to me at all specially the rationale behind the various Moreno exercises and treatments And what was the deal with Other 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 theyndure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading worldBut when their father the only man they’ve ver seen disappears they retreat further inward until the day three strange men wash ashore Over the span of one