‘Sharp and funny and humane … Brydie skewers everyone equally, but always with empathy, warmth and wit.’ Monica Heisey, author of Really Good, Actually
A funny and tender twenty-first century story of family, friendship, love â” and how getting it wrong is sometimes the only way to get it right.
WHO IS ADA?
With Sadie sheâs an Aussie girl in London, a performer, a ball of creativity and a lover of food.
With Stuart sheâs funny and quirky, capable of finding romance in a dinner of crisps on a cold harbour and long train rides.
With her family sheâs the joker, the peacekeeper, the entertainer.
But she doesnât have to choose which version of herself to beâ¦ right?
Adaâs answer to most questions is: yes. Every night is an opportunity to be thrilled and every morning a chance to recount it to her friends, so when she falls for Sadie and Stuart at the same time, she sees no reason not to pursue them both.
But as the realities of modern life begin to catch up with her, and everyone wants Ada to define herself in relation to them, she feels the weight of the questions: which version of yourself is most true? And do other people enhance your best self, or distort it?
Go Lightly is a tribute to party girls whoâd rather enjoy the present than fear the future or regret the past, and a love letter to the community you find when you’re far from home.