In The Red is an absolutely dazzling book, a nuanced and haunting meditation on morality, love, crime, and belonging. In a word, this book is brilliant."Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Lola Quartet and Singer's Gun"
In the Red has all the elements that make for a down-the-rabbit-hole story: it's exotic, dangerous, deviant, delicious. But this is also essential reading about sex and identityhow trauma informs first loves and relationships open old wounds. Shapiro understands the balance sheet of power between men and women better than any other writer out there. In the Red deserves a place beside Colette and Anaïs Nin on every woman's bookshelf."Koren Zailckas, author of Mother, Mother and Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood"
A sophisticated character study... Shapiro's deft leaps forward in time and frequent use of eerie Romanian folk tales help make this dark story a multilayered literary treat."
Shapiro has written a deeply dark yet strangely uplifting second novel, about a woman beginning to find herself, discovering her own power and the tools to make use of it."Booklist"
Shapiro...blends elements of noir, fairy tales and revenge in this taut tale of power and identity."San Jose Mercury News