A startling and sophisticated novel of modern love, sexual violence and toxic inheritance from a brilliant new British voice
Rosie Price is 26 years old and lives in London. What Red
Was is her debut novel.
"Moving, vivid, confronting and bold, What Red Was is an urgent
story told beautifully"
"Subversive and sophisticated... [Rosie Price's] exploration of sexual violence and class makes for an unforgettable read" * Elle, **Books to Look Out for in 2019** *
"Bringing together themes of survival, agency, complicity, self-denial and, ultimately, courage, this assured book is one of the most powerful debuts you'll ever read." * Stylist *
"An incredibly nuanced exploration of the complexities of sexual violence, WHAT RED WAS heralds the arrival of a major new literary talent. This is an important book." * Louise O'Neill, author of ASKING FOR IT and ALMOST LOVE *
"WHAT RED WAS is a gripping novel that shines an unflinching light on trauma and its prismatic impact. 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 *