Ethan Reid is a 24-year-old alcoholic who spends his nights drifting between bars, drinking excessively to the point where he can no longer remember. In Toronto he meets a beautiful girl named Natalie, who forces him to question his solitary lifestyle. But when their relationship turns sour, Ethan retreats into the city's underground drug world, spiraling further out of control as old wounds begin to resurface. Set over a weekend in 2010, Seeing Red lays open an overeducated, underemployed generation struggling to reconcile expectations with reality. It is sardonic, poignant, and wickedly funny.
Shawn Sutherland was born in Burlington, Ontario but grew up in Newfoundland. After graduating from Saint Mary's University he studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter, and in 2012 taught at a high school in South Korea. He currently resides in Toronto. Seeing Red is his first novel.
Seeing Red is now available in bookstores and online.