Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Book - 2016
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"Seeing Red describes a young Chilean writer recently relocated to New York for doctoral work who suffers a stroke which leaves her blind. It charts her journey through hospitals and an increased dependency on those closest to her to cope. Fiction and autobiography intertwine in an intense, visceral, and caustic novel about the relation between the body, science, and human relationships."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: [Dallas, TX] : Deep Vellum, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781941920244
1941920241
Branch Call Number: FICTION Meruane 2016
Characteristics: 157 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan

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mclarjh
Jan 14, 2017

Terrific first novel in English. Personal and moving.

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gold1fishes
Jul 09, 2017

I loved this novel, it's kind of creepy, the narrator is totally not a "good person" and I was a little afraid of her (also afraid for her), she has abruptly lost her vision and the writing conveyed what her sightlessness felt like as well as her surroundings (NYC, Chile), family dynamics and how suffocating and infuriating family (even kind/well-meaning family) can be. I was disappointed by a brief moment that (to me) seemed like casual transmisogyny thrown in for comic relief but maybe I misinterpreted, but that's how it seemed to me.

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