The Red Word

The Red Word

by Sarah Henstra

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Overview

“A timely, telling look at rape culture on campus, Sarah Henstra’s The Red Word boldly goes to the places where memoir can’t but fiction can.”—PopSugar

As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry—particularly at a fraternity called GBC. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknamed “Gang Bang Central” and a prominent contributor to a list of date rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women, who surprise her by wanting her as a housemate and recruiting her into the upper-level class of a charismatic feminist mythology scholar they all adore. As Karen finds herself caught between two increasingly polarized camps, ringleader housemate Dyann believes she has hit on the perfect way to expose and bring down the fraternity as a symbol of rape culture—but the war between the houses will exact a terrible price.

Named One of the Best New Books of the Month by Harper’s Bazaar, PopSugar, Bitch, Fast Company, and Read It Forward

“The smartest, most provocative novel I’ve read in a long time. Sarah Henstra dives headlong into some murky, turbulent waters—gender politics, campus sexual assault, complicity, moral responsibility—and emerges with a book that’s as shocking as it is essential.” —Tom Perrotta, New York Times-bestselling author



“Will get you fuming, laughing, cheering, and most of all, thinking.”—Cosmopolitan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802188823
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: Books That Changed the World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sarah Henstra is a professor of English at Ryerson University. She is the author of the young adult novel Mad Miss Mimic, which was published by Penguin Canada. The Red Word is her first work of adult fiction. She lives in Toronto.

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