Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell
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.
Stunning... Black and bitter and bloody and beautiful * The Nation * Viscous, repulsive, and beautiful * New Yorker * Astonishing... Burns with vigour and urgency * Los Angeles Times * A scorching examination of how being utterly dependent on someone - even someone you love - can make you a monster. * Literary Hub, 13 Translated Books by Women You Need to Read * Outstanding - complex yet graceful, gnarly yet beautiful. The best book I've read this year. -- Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither Nerve-jangling... Defiantly discomforting... Highly impressive * Daily Mail * Brilliant... Heartbreaking... Raw... Sexy... Visceral... Brutal... Unflinching... Astonishing * The Scotsman *
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