As narratively beautiful as it is brutal ... Laskar creates a world where the consequences of American terror never stop reverberating ... she has changed how we will all write about state-sanctioned terror in this nation.
— Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

When a woman―known only as Mother―moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American-born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer―Here―is never enough.

Mother's simmering anger breaks through one morning, when, during a violent and unfounded police raid on her home, she finally refuses to be complacent. As she lies bleeding from a gunshot wound, her thoughts race to decipher how she got here. The Atlas of Reds and Blues grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today's America.

The Atlas of Reds and Blues provides a fiercely honest reckoning with today’s cultural landscape, both its history and its future.
— Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Café
An unforgettable exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in contemporary America ... searing, powerful & beautifully written.
— Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation
A beautiful, harrowing fever dream of a novel. This is a book that insists in no uncertain terms and despite horrific institutional and everyday racism that South Asian Americans are indeed, American ... A monumental achievement.
— Nayomi Munaweera, author of The Island of a Thousand Mirrors