Electricity

Electricity

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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 CRACEshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 26mm | 299.37g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330440691
  • 9780330440691
  • 578,877

Review quote

"'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"show more

About Ray Robinson

Ray Robinson was born in North Yorkshire in 1971. He trained as a graphic designer and spent many years living in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. An award-winning short story writer, he is currently writing his second novel. He lives in London.show more

Rating details

189 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 23% (43)
4 40% (76)
3 23% (43)
2 8% (16)
1 6% (11)

Our customer reviews

Great book, that I've read twice and enjoyed moe the second time (which doesn't often happen). One of those books that makes me envious of people who have yet to read it.show more
by Toby
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