Seeing Red

Seeing Red

3.85 (1,478 ratings by Goodreads)
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Lucina, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 168g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786493152
  • 9781786493156
  • 496,991

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Brilliant... Heartbreaking... Raw... Sexy... Visceral... Brutal... Unflinching... Astonishing * The Scotsman * Nerve-jangling... Defiantly discomforting... Highly impressive * Daily Mail * Outstanding - complex yet graceful, gnarly yet beautiful. The best book I've read this year. -- Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither 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 Read * 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 *
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About Lina Meruane

Lina Meruane is one of the most prominent and influential female voices in Chilean contemporary literature. She received her PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University, where she currently serves as professor of World and Latin American Literature and Creative Writing.

Megan McDowell's translations have been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, Harper's, McSweeney's, Words Without Borders, and Vice, among others.
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1,478 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 26% (388)
4 42% (614)
3 24% (362)
2 7% (100)
1 1% (14)
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