On an isolated island lost to the seas live Grace, Leah and Sky. Kept separate from the world and its ‘toxins’ the girls are taught that the dangers of love, womanhood and the outside atmosphere. But when a pair of men ventures to their sacred island the sisters discover they have a lot to learn about the violent desires and the will for good that coexist in every heart. Sophie Mackintosh’s The Water Cure is an otherworldly, King Lear type literary about love, destruction and survival.