Electricity (Paperback)
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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 her mother -- who Lily's not seen for years -- dies, and Lily is drawn back into a world she thought she'd long since left behind. Forced to renegotiate the boundaries of her life, she realises she has alot to learn -- about relationships, about the past, and about herself -- and some difficult decisions ahead of her. '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 'An energetic debut, bristling with talent ...It's black, savage, funny and rather uncomfortably haunting' The Times 'Ray Robinson's Electricity is a thorny, uncompromising novel, with attitude. It is also -- thanks to Lily O'Connor, its sharp-edged, hard-living, tough-talking narrator -- mesmerising, uplifting and unexpectedly tender' JIM CRACE

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330440691
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm

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“Electricity”

I read this book after having read the review of it in the Guardian. After such a dazzling review, I was expecting a great read. I was not disappointed. In fact, this book exceeded all my expectations. Ray Robinson... More

Paperback edition
4th October 2006
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“Such a hard book to review”

This is such a hard book to review. It's powerful and real, and for me personally, sometimes too real. Robinson gets my admiration for his writing, his voice, the incredible detail and the research he must have... More

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22nd September 2015
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