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  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857526793
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

Redder Days




A stunning exploration of the devastating damage that can be done when power falls into the wrong hands. The powerful and timely new novel from the acclaimed author of Follow Me to Ground.

Twins Anna and Adam live in an abandoned commune in a volatile landscape where they perform devotions to a world-ending event they believe is imminent. Adam keeps watch by day, Anna by night. They meet at dawn and dusk. Their only companion is Koan, the commune's former leader who still exerts a malignant control over their daily rituals.

When one of the former commune inhabitants returns, everything they had known to be true is thrown into question.

Dazzling, strange and incredibly moving, Redder Days is a stunning exploration of the consequences of power wielded by the wrong hands, the emotional impact of abandonment, and the resilience of the human spirit in the most hopeless of situations.

  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857526793
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Sue Rainsford

SUE RAINSFORD studied History of Art at Trinity College, Dublin, and works as an arts writer. While studying Visual Arts she read Simone de Beauvoir and became fascinated by the poetic, metaphorical language around the female experience. From here emerged the book's hints of magic realism and other unique imagery. Sue Rainsford lives in Dublin. Follow Me to Ground is her first novel and was longlisted for the Desmond Eliot Prize. Her second, Redder Days, is due to be published by Doubleday in 2021.

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Praise for Redder Days

Rainsford writes beautifully with a lyrical, earthy prose which is evocative and eviscerating yet mesmerising. She gives Ada a unique voice which fills and haunts the narrative. One of the strangest books I've read in a long time, it is utterly compelling and will linger, uninvited, in your consciousness long after you've turned the last page.

Irish Independent

Bound in imagination and riveting from start to finish.

STORGY magazine

Follow Me To Ground is an unnerving, beautifully controlled tour-de-force, a sinister tale that questions our preconceptions of predator and prey and the consequences of unchecked desire.

FantasticFiction.com

Riveting read... a modern-day folk-tale.

Bookmunch Blogger

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