Marie O'Rourke reviews 'That Devil's Madness' by Dominique Wilson

Marie O'Rourke reviews 'That Devil's Madness' by Dominique Wilson

That Devil’s Madness

by Dominique Wilson

Transit Lounge $29.95 pb, 352 pp, 9781921924989

Is it possible to 'just pack up and go, and all your problems will stay behind?' Nicolette is hoping that's the case when we meet her literally on the road to a new life, troubled partner and toddler in tow. Louis, her grandfather, may well have asked the same; his earlier experiences of geographic and personal change form the alternate strand of the dual narrative in That Devil's Madness.

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Published in April 2016, no. 380
Marie O'Rourke

Marie O'Rourke

Marie O’Rourke is a West Australian creative writer and PhD candidate from Curtin University. Investigating the quirks of memory, her current creative work-in-progress is a collection of lyric essays pushing the boundaries of post-postmodern memoir. Marie’s creative and critical work has been published in Mediating Memory: Tracing the Limits of Memoir (Routledge, 2018), Meniscus, TEXT Journal, New Writing, a/b: Auto/biography Studies, and Westerly.

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