The Weak Spot | Sophie Mackintosh | Granta Magazine

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 was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. She is the author of the novels The Water Cure, Blue Ticket and Cursed Bread. Her work has been published by the New York Times, the Stinging Fly and others. The Water Cure was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

Photograph © Sophie Davidson

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