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Sophie Mackintosh


Sophie Mackintosh

Sophie Mackintosh is the author of novels THE WATER CURE, BLUE TICKET and CURSED BREAD. THE WATER CURE won the 2019 Betty Trask Award and was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Dazed, Guardian and The Stinging Fly, amongst others. In 2020 she was picked as "a face set to define the decade ahead" by Vogue UK, alongside writers Jia Tolentino and Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Sophie Mackintosh

Books by Sophie Mackintosh

by Sophie Mackintosh - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Still reeling in the aftermath of the deadliest war the world had ever seen, the small town of Pont-Saint-Esprit collectively lost its mind. Some historians believe the mysterious illness and violent hallucinations were caused by spoiled bread; others claim it was the result of covert government testing on the local population. In that town lived a woman named Elodie. She was the baker’s wife: a plain, unremarkable person who yearned to transcend her dull existence. So when a charismatic new couple arrived in town, the forceful ambassador and his sharp-toothed wife, Violet, Elodie was quickly drawn into their orbit. Thus began a dangerous game of cat and mouse. But who was the predator and on whom did they prey?

by Sophie Mackintosh - Dystopian, Fiction

Calla knows how the lottery works. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you marriage and children. A blue ticket grants you a career and freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And once you've taken your ticket, there is no going back. But what if the life you're given is the wrong one? When Calla, a blue ticket woman, begins to question her fate, she must go on the run. But her survival will be dependent on the very qualities the lottery has taught her to question in herself and on the other women the system has pitted against her. Pregnant and desperate, Calla must contend with whether or not the lottery knows her better than she knows herself and what that might mean for her child.

by Sophie Mackintosh - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

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 game plays out. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters are forced to confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent.