Electric and Mad and Brave

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Matt Lacey is in a mental health facility recovering from a breakdown. To work through his myriad of conflicting thoughts and feelings, he writes. He unwinds the story of his teenage years with the beautiful, impassive, fierce Christina. As Matt tries to unlock the secrets of his past, he has to learn, finally, to look directly at the pain and love that have made him what he is now. Shamelessly wearing its heart on its sleeve, Electric and Mad and Brave is a heightened and technicolour story about the soaring joy and numbing nightmare of being young and hopelessly in love. Praise for Electric and Mad and BraveAn incredible debut, captivating and perfectly paced, Electric and Mad and Brave is everything we all love about Australian fiction. Pitts' writing is delightfully eerie, full of twists and revelations I never saw coming. We are reminded that the past never really leaves us and the most complicated relationship we ever have is the one with ourselves. - Jessie Stephens'Hauntingly beautiful, confronting to the point of despair and breathtaking in its originality.' - Kerry Armstrong'A stunningly tender, brave debut from a deeply talented new Australian writer.' - Clare Bowditch