BOOKS

Seeing Red

Lina Meruane

RRP: £12.99

3 August 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786493132

RRP: £12.99

3 August 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786493149

Lina, a young Chilean academic living in New York, suddenly retreats from a house party, complaining of a sharp pain in her head, right behind the eyes. What she assumes is a simple headache turns out to be far worse: she is suffering a hemorrhage. Within minutes, blood floods her optic nerve, reducing her vision 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, complicated, sexual and dizzyingly alive.

REVIEWS

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 allRoberto Bolaño

A novel of genius and disturbing intelligenceEnrique Vila-Matas