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The Weak Spot

Sophie Mackintosh

‘There was a certain kind of teenage girl who would relish not just the killing, but the trophy taking, choosing a tooth and using the pliers herself.’

Sophie Mackintosh

Sophie Mackintosh's debut novel, The Water Cure, was published by Hamish Hamilton in 2018; it was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won a Betty Trask award. Her fiction, essays and poetry have been published by the White Review, the New York Times and the Stinging Fly, among others. Her next novel, Blue Ticket, will be published in 2020.

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