The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge
Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them – three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake.
Hypnotic and compulsive, The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation.
Three girls and their parents live alone on a supposed island. Taught that men are disease ridden things to be avoided at all costs.
There are drills, treatments and oh, yeah…they are all crazy as loons. We are left to figure out how they got there, why they are here and who knocked one of them up???
Honestly we are given no details. No questions were answered and you are left to interpret what is going on. And there is something going on and since I have no idea what, I’m going to say it was some type of cultish abuse going on.
But who knows. When I was finished I felt like I had wasted hours on an unfinished and unedited story. Told only from the viewpoints of the three sisters, I would have liked to hear from the parents. What happened to them and the outside world? Who knows. Not the reader.
Sorry but this one I will give a hard pass.
Netgalley/Doubleday Books My paperwork says January 8, 2019