At least once a day, Red's grandmother beats him so severely that the snot flies out of his nose. The son of an absent drunk of a father and a passive-aggressive mother, Red is offered up as the scapegoat for all of Grandma's rage. Smacked, whipped, systematically humiliated and degraded while his cowed grandfather stands by, Red's anything but idyllic childhood mirrors the hardships his Irish-Catholic, Depression-era family suffers. Grandma's frustrations stem from a lifetime of disappointment. Once, before she was ...

Red the Fiend 2006, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564784520

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Red the Fiend 1995, Fromm International, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780880641630

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