Sixteen-year-old Connor is angry. He doesn't know why, and he doesn't know where to direct it. People and things he once liked annoy him. His parents, his best friend, his once-cool uncle now officially suck. Then, the outburst. Connor is dropped in a forest... for a week... by himself... to calm down. But his anger has travelled with him.
Then a girl called Lotte walks into the woods. And she is angry too...
From Inaugural Sydney Myer Creative Fellowship recipient Finegan Kruckemeyer comes this smart, sweet and fiery tale about two offbeat kids who, at war with the world, find a moment's peace with each other. It's a reminder of the impatient impulse in all of us to kick and scream at the universe, and the equally impatient impulse to lie in a forest glade and plan for the future.
"Funny without being patronising, and serious without seeming earnest... The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You develops a hallucinatory quality which feels just right." - Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald
- full length
- 1 female, 2 male
- 16 to 18, 18+
- teen, young adult, adult
- Currency Press