Waterstones Leeds is incredibly excited to welcome Man Booker Longlisted author of 'The Water Cure', Sophie Mackintosh, where she will be disussing her highly anticipated new book 'Blue Ticket'
Waterstones Leeds is incredibly excited to welcome Man Booker Longlisted author of 'The Water Cure', Sophie Mackintosh, where she will be disussing her highly anticipated new book 'Blue Ticket'From the Man BookerLonglisted author of The Water CureDiscover this chilling new novel about motherhood and personhood, free will and fate, human longing and animal instinct.Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. 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 children. A blue ticket grants you 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? Blue Ticket is a devastating enquiry into free will and the fraught space of motherhood. Bold and chilling, it pushes beneath the skin of female identity and patriarchal violence, to the point where human longing meets our animal bodies.About the AuthorSophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. Her fiction, essays and poetry have been published by The New York Times, Granta, The White Review and The Stinging Fly, among others. Her short story Grace was the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story The Running Ones won the Virago/Stylist Short Story competition in 2016. Sophies debut novel The Water Cure was published to critical acclaim in 2018 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.