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The Atlas of Reds and Blues

The Atlas of Reds and Blues

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th June 2019

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780708899328

Reviews

devastatingly potent
Marie Claire
From the quotidian to the epic, from traumatizing invisibility to mortal danger, the cumulative effects of racism are balanced against the narrator's relentless determination to persevere - as a mother and as a human being. The Atlas of Reds and Blues provides a fiercely honest reckoning with today's cultural landscape, both its history and its future
Elizabeth Rosner, author of SURVIVOR CAFÉ
Laskar has written a searing and powerful novel about the second-generation immigrant experience, making clear the ways in which America terrorizes its own people. It's a violent look at a violent place, and you'll feel forever changed for having read it
Best Books to Read in 2019, Nylon
Devi S. Laskar's The Atlas of Reds and Blues is as narratively beautiful as it is brutal. In prose that moves between cushioning characters' falls and ushering our understandings of characters' utopias, Laskar creates a world where the consequences of American terror never stop reverberating. I've never read a novel that does nearly as much in so few pages. Laskar has changed how we will all write about state-sanctioned terror in this nation
Kiese Laymon, author of HEAVY
The Atlas of Reds and Blues is an unforgettable exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in contemporary America. Laskar describes the climate of lingering racism that surrounds her narrator and family in a wealthy suburb of Atlanta with a poet's touch. A searing, powerful, and beautifully written novel
Jean Kwok, author of GIRL IN TRANSLATION