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What Red Was

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What Red Was by Rosie Price
Aug 27, 2019 | 336 Pages
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“Rosie Price has a dazzling gift for rendering the mechanisms of power and privilege viscerally real–whether that power is as concrete as a hand over a face, or more amorphous, subtle, and difficult to name. With its penetrating insight into the texture of trauma and its enthralling prose, this is a book that succeeds in prying open our cultural moment and laying it bare for scrutiny.” — Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

“Gripping…shines an unflinching light on trauma and its prismatic impact. A deeply necessary book, elegant and assured even as it burns at the center with cool, clear-eyed rage.” — Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure

“A confident and provocative debut novel […] that will, I suspect, find a wide audience.” — John Boyne, author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

“One of the best books I’ve ever read about female rage and transgression, and the boundaries of both family and art, shot through with gorgeous prose, wrapped in a thrilling plot. What Red Was is at once incredibly timely and one for the ages. An assured and stealthily brilliant debut that people will be talking about for a long time.” — Lisa Gabriele, author of The Winters

“An incredibly nuanced exploration of the complexities of sexual violence, WHAT RED WAS heralds the arrival of a major new literary talent. This is an important book.” — Louise O’Neill, author of Asking For It

“Subversive and sophisticated . . . an unforgettable read.” — Elle (UK)

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