Seeing Red

Lina Meruane


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Atlantic Books
3 May 2018
ISBN: 9781786493156
176 pages

From the publisher

Translated by Megan McDowell

Winner of the Premio Valle Inclán (Spanish Translation) 2019 – Awarded by The Society of Authors
Winner of the prestigious Mexican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize 2018

‘A scorching examination of how being utterly dependent on someone – even someone you love – can make you a monster’ — Literary Hub, Translated Books by Women You Need to Read

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.