Blue in the Red House
Blue in the Red House is a hybrid memoir/magic realist novella from debut author Sarah Madden, which recreates her experience of being diagnosed with autism at age 34.
When Ms. De Beer seeks out a doctor to assist with removing her eyes, figuring she no longer needs them, she is surprised to learn the true source of her concerns. Ms. De Beer cannot see red. As a result, she has been leaving a trail of heart-blood behind her everywhere she goes. Reeling from this information, Ms. De Beer sets out on a journey to rediscover herself. Along the way she discovers far more of herself than she expects. But piecing all of the parts together and learning to see clearly will be harder than she thought.
Blue in the Red House is a hybrid memoir/magic realist novella from debut author Sarah Madden, which recreates her experience of being diagnosed with autism at age 34. Through the journey of Ms. De Beer, Madden reimagines her sensory perception of the world around her and her place within it. In fiction, Madden illuminates the truth in ways that strict facts often cannot manage.
Sarah Madden is an autistic writer, originally from New Zealand. After 4 years living in the Middle East, she moved to Victoria where she has been based for the past 5 years. Since landing in Australia, Madden has rediscovered her love of writing and words, and was awarded a Write-ability Fellowship by Writers Victoria in 2014. Madden writes fiction, memoir and poetry, most with a lyrical, slightly magical treatment woven through the threads of the everyday. Madden has been published, as Sarah Widdup, by Underground Writers, The Big Smoke and Hot Chicks with Big Brains.
|Dimensions||198 × 129 × 5 mm|