A sophisticated and conversation-starting debut novel of modern love, sexual violence, and toxic inheritance from a brilliant new literary voice
Through their four years at university, Kate and Max are inseparable. For him, she breaks her solitude; for her, he leaves his busy circles behind. But loving Max means knowing his family-the wealthy Rippons, all generosity, social ease, and quiet repression. Theirs is not Kate's world. At their London home, just after graduation, Kate's life is shattered apart in a bedroom while a party goes on downstairs.
What Red Was explores the effects of trauma on mind and body, the tyrannies of memory, the sacrifices involved in staying silent, and the courage of a young woman in speaking out. And when Kate does, this question: Whose story is it now?
Story Locale: London; Gloucestershire, England Random House Blue Omni, Fall 2019
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Hogarth, August 2019
Product Dimensions: 9.5 L × 6.4 W × 1.1 H
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