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  • Sophie Mackintosh

    Brought to you by Penguin. MAN BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED author of The Water Cure *Recommended Summer Reading 2020 by Esquire, Oprah Magazine, Evening Standard and more* Belletrist Book of the Month for August 'The cool intensity and strange beauty of Blue Ticket is a wonder - be sure to read everything Sophie Mackintosh writes' Deborah Levy, author of Hot Milk 'Dreamlike, tense, compelling... Blue Ticket adds something new to the dystopian tradition set by Orwell's 1984 or Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale... Piercing moments of wisdom and insight drive toward a pitch-perfect ending' The New York Times Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first...read more

  • Sophie Mackintosh

    *Blue Ticket, a chilling new novel about freedom, fate and motherhood - out 7 May 2020* The Water Cure British Vogue 'Star of the Future' for 2020 Independent Best Books of the Decade 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...read more

  • Sophie Mackintosh

    *BELLETRIST'S AUGUST 2020 BOOK PICK* '[Mackintosh's] writing is clear and sharp, with piercing moments of wisdom and insight that drive toward a pitch-perfect ending...Blue Ticket adds something new to the dystopian tradition set by Orwell’s 1984 or Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.' --New York Times Book Review From the author of the Man Booker Prize longlisted novel The Water Cure ('ingenious and incendiary'--The New Yorker) comes another mesmerizing, refracted vision of our society: What if the life you're given is the wrong one? Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind...read more

  • Sophie Mackintosh

    “A gripping, sinister fable!” —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR • GLAMOUR • GOOD HOUSEKEEPING • LIT HUB • THRILLIST King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. Here on his island, 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 King disappears and two men and a boy wash ashore, the sisters’ safe world begins to unravel. Over the span of one blistering hot week, a psychological cat-and-mouse...read more