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Seeing Red (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 03/08/2017
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'A scorching examination of how being utterly dependent on someone - even someone you love - can make you a monster' Literary Hub, 13 Translated Books by Women You Need to ReadLucina, a young Chilean writer, has moved to New York to pursue an academic career. While at a party one night, something that her doctors had long warned might happen finally occurs: her eyes haemorrhage. Within minutes, blood floods her vision, reducing her sight to sketched outlines and tones of grey, rendering her all but blind. As she begins to adjust to a very different life, those who love her begin to adjust to a very different woman - one who is angry, raw, funny, sinister, sexual and dizzyingly alive.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786493132
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 216 x 151 x 17 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Seeing Red is outstanding; complex yet graceful, gnarly yet beautiful. The best book I've read this year. -- Sara Baume * Author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither *
Astonishing... Burns with vigour and urgency * Los Angeles Times *
Viscous, repulsive, and beautiful * New Yorker *
Stunning... Black and bitter and bloody and beautiful * The Nation *
Meruane is one of the one or two greats in the new generation of Chilean writers who promise to have it all * Roberto Bolano *
A novel of genius and disturbing intelligence * Enrique Vila-Matas *
What I really admired in Seeing Red is Meruane's equal commitment to strong, spare prose and the moral messiness of suffering and loss in a place of safety. She refuses to make a neat or easy story, stays true to the uncomfortably arbitrary nature of sickness and sorrow, denies her narrator and therefore her reader the comforts of heroism while insisting on the redemptive possibilities of literary form. -- Sarah Moss * Author of 'The Tidal Zone' *

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“Page turner”

At a party it was happening. Right then. The doctors had been warning Lucina, for a long time. At Twelve o’clock sharp she gave her an injection, when her purse fell to floor Lucina bent down to pick it up. And then a... More

Hardback edition
30th August 2017
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“Disappointing”


I was very disappointed with this book.

The synopsis and the first look that I read made this seem a lot more exciting that it actually is. I'm not sure whether something has been lost in translation but I... More

Hardback edition
13th August 2017
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“A disconcerting, powerful read”

I've read a lot of this 'autoficcion' style of novel recently and Meruane's semi-autobiographical novel is a perfect example, drawing on her own experience of temporary blindness.

The style of... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
14th August 2017
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