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 Perth-based creative writer and PhD candidate from Curtin University whose writing has appeared in The Weekend Australian and on the Westerly blog. Completing a Master of Creative Practice in 2014, in previous lives she has been a secondary English teacher and stay-at-home mum. Investigating the quirks of memory, her current creative work-in-progress is a collection of lyric essays that pushes the boundaries of post-postmodern memoir.

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