Books The Red Parts Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson Paperback, 201 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Red PartsSubtitleAutobiography of a TrialAuthorMaggie Nelson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Nonfiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Biography & Memoir Also by Maggie Nelson The Art of Cruelty The Argonauts Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Red Parts NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'The Red Parts' Offers No Easy Answers April 7, 2016 Author Maggie Nelson's aunt was murdered decades ago. Her new book chronicles the trial that ensues when the old, cold case is reopened. It's an uneasy masterpiece that avoids quick catharsis.