Electricity: Film tie-in (Paperback)Ray Robinson (author)
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Electricity is now a film starring Agyness Deyn.
Lily's epilepsy means she's used to seeing the world in terms of angles - you look at every surface, you weigh up every corner, and you think of your head slamming into it - but what would she be like without her sharp edges?
Prickly, spiky, up-front honest and down-to-earth practical, Lily is thirty, and life's not easy but she gets by. Needing no-one and asking for nothing, it's just her and her epilepsy: her constant companion.
But then Lily's long-estranged mother dies, and Lily is drawn back into a world she thought she'd left behind. Forced to renegotiate the boundaries of her life, she realises she has a lot to learn - about relationships, about the past, and about herself - and some difficult decisions ahead of her.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm
Edition: Media tie-in
An energetic debut, bristling with talent . . . It's black, savage, funny and rather uncomfortably haunting * The Times *
An eviscerating debut novel . . . Its fast, furious plot, kaleidoscopic imagery, blunt observations and a wry, ingenuous, hugely compassionate heroine make Electricity a breathtaking assault on the senses * Guardian *
This visceral debut novel is narrated by Lily O'Connor, a darkly defiant 30-year-old epileptic whose life is punctuated by violent seizures. Robinson chronicles her desperate pursuit of her brother, Mickey, from Blackpool to London with a visual language so vivid you're steamrollered right into their subterranean world. * Vogue *
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