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What Red Was

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
*An Observer Hottest-Tipped Debut Novelist of 2019 and Elle One To Watch*

'I think this is the best debut fiction I've ever read... If you like David Nicholls, Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Meg Wolitzer, Donna Tartt... it's exceptional' Pandora Sykes The High Low

'Kate Quaile,' he said. 'I like your name.'
Kate frowned. 'How do you know my name?'

Throughout 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, her 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, the courage of a young woman in speaking out. And when Kate does, this question: whose story is it now?

'A deeply necessary book, elegant and assured even as it burns at the centre with cool, clear-eyed rage' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2019 : Hardback
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Title: What Red Was: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Price
ISBN: 1-984824-41-4 / 978-1-984824-41-7
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Title: What Red Was
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ISBN: 1-78730-138-9 / 978-1-78730-138-2 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: What Red Was
Author(s): Rosie Price
ISBN: 1-5291-1078-5 / 978-1-5291-1078-4 (UK edition)
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Title: What Red Was
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Title: What Red Was
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What Red Was: A Novel
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Title: What Red Was: A Novel
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Title: What Red Was: A Novel
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Title: What Red Was
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: What Red Was
Author(s): Rosie Price
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: What Red Was
Author(s): Rosie Price
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What Red Was
Author(s): Rosie Price
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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August 2019 : USA, Australia Kindle edition
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Title: What Red Was: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Price
Publisher: Hogarth
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May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: What Red Was
Author(s): Rosie Price
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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