- Domestic violence The idea behind Twice the Speed of Dark grew out of an experiment I did, finding ways to see and care about those who might otherwise slide before us, out of focus, statistics rather than complete people. It is astonishing to me that the figures on domestic violence and domestic murder are so... Continue Reading →
This is how I began writing Twice the Speed of Dark: By trying to imagine all the people behind the numbers of a real news story. This was a bomb that killed seven in a market place. via 26th September 2013 26th September 2013 Posted on September 29, 2013 26th September 2013 Seven killed in... Continue Reading →
"Slowly I began to hold together better, leave less of myself behind." The voice of Caitlin from the dark realms of death, trying to reform herself so that she can account for what happened to her at the hands of her violent boyfriend Ryan. I loved writing these parts of the book, imagining a cosmos... Continue Reading →
Source: My Top Stationery On The Road This is a blog post I wrote for writer Lucy V Hay's web site. Thanks to Lucy for hosting. Mobile/Stationary by Lulu Allison. Lulu Allison is the author of Twice the Speed of Dark, published in November by Unbound. It is her first novel. She is currently working... Continue Reading →
The image above is a screen shot. It's from a mind-map app that helps me play with ideas and structures when I am writing my book. Each bubble with its idea or comment can be moved and changed, allowing thoughts to rub up against each other, to make new connections and test old ones.... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, I read an article posted in Unbound’s fantastic new literary journal, Boundless - Where’s Your Accent From? Britain’s White Others by Agnieszka Dale and A.M. Bakalar. The article was valuable, well written and informative. But lowering. I felt a currently familiar sense of despair. My screen life is filled with examples of how badly... Continue Reading →
A mother and daughter circle each other, bound by love, separated by fatal violence. Dismayed by the indifference she sees in the news to people who die in distant war and terror, Anna writes portraits of the victims, trying to understand the real impact of their deaths. Meanwhile Anna’s daughter, killed by a violent boyfriend, […]... Continue Reading →
My guest post as part of the Twice the Speed of Dark blog tour, hosted today by Linda’s Book Bag – absolutely full of great stuff for book lovers, so do take a look. Thank you so much for hosting, Linda.
I’m delighted to be part of the launch celebrations for Twice the Speed of Dark by Lulu Allison, not least because I think it’s a fabulous title!
Published by Unbound on 24th November 2017, Twice the Speed of Dark is available for purchase in e-book and paperback here.
Twice the Speed of Dark
A mother and daughter circle each other, bound by love, separated by fatal violence.
Dismayed by the indifference she sees in the news to people who die in distant war and terror, Anna writes portraits of the victims, trying to understand the real impact of their deaths.
Meanwhile Anna’s daughter, killed by a violent boyfriend, tells her own story from the perplexing realms of death, reclaiming herself from the brutality.
Anna’s life is stifled by heartache; it is only through these acts of love for strangers that she allows herself an emotional connection to the world.
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Thank you for this lovely, thoughtful review.
Today I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for Lulu Allison’s debut novel Twice the Speed of Dark, which was published last week. I primarily read for my own enjoyment and receive many review requests that I turn down as they just do not grab me – however after I read one small excerpt of Twice the Speed of Dark I was hooked, and had to read the rest. This thoughtful, lyrical novel, in which a mother and daughter separated by fatal violence circle each other, still bound by love, will stay with you long after you have closed the pages.
The story follows Caitlin, killed by a violent boyfriend, who slowly unfurls her story from beyond the grave. As Caitlin pieces together what happened to her, and the slow erosion of herself in an abusive relationship that culminated in her death, she pieces herself back…
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