Katherine May‘s narrative memoir The Electricity of Every Living Thing is published in hardback today by Orion / Trapeze.

“My world is made up of tiny shocks. Every living thing carries its own current, and this finds its earth through me. Every unexpected touch, every glance, has a charge.”

In August 2015, Katherine set out to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. Plagued by questions she was desperate to know the answers to, she hoped that this epic trek would give her the time and space to make sense of the confusing, conflicting emotions she felt towards her young family, her job and her everyday interactions with people. As she begins the walk, the combination of nature and exercise begins to settle her mind.

But then she happens to listens to an interview on the radio which sparks the realisation that, without realising, Katherine may be living with Asperger’s Syndrome.

This leads to a total re-evaluation of her life so far and with each step of the rugged and beautiful South West Coast Path, she is brought closer to finding out the truth about herself.

Katherine began her literary career as a resident writer for Tate Britain’s education programme, and until recently ran the Creative Writing programmes at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her fiction includes The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, publilshed by Trapeze in ebook in 2017, with the book being released earlier this year.

Pick up your copy Katherine’s moving and timely memoir here.