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.
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.