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, Texas : Deep Vellum Publishing, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781941920244
Branch Call Number: FICTION MERUANE 2016
Characteristics: 157 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan - Translator


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Seeing Red opens with the

narrator losing her vision and somehow creates a text that is more visual, not less, as a

result. Intertwining fiction and autobiography the novel explores and interrogates the

tropes of illness narratives in relation to gender and gender stereotypes.

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Jan 14, 2017

Terrific first novel in English. Personal and moving.


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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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