The Red Word

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The Red Word
First edition
AuthorSarah Henstra
PublisherECW Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Preceded byMad Miss Mimic 

The Red Word is a novel by Canadian writer Sarah Henstra, published in 2018 by ECW Press.[1]

An exploration of contemporary gender politics and rape culture, the novel centres on Karen Huls, a sophomore at university who moves in with a group of feminist activist roommates while simultaneously getting romantically involved with a member of "Gang Bang Central", a campus fraternity being targeted by her roommates due to its toxic and sexist culture.[1]

The novel won the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 2018 Governor General's Awards.[2]