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The Resource Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd

Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd

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Himself : a novel
Title
Himself
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jess Kidd
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago. From the moment he sets foot in Mulderrig, Mahony's presence turns the village upside down. His uncannily familiar face and outsider ways cause a stir amongst the locals, who receive him with a mixture of excitement (the women), curiosity (the men) and suspicion (the pious). Determined to uncover the truth about what happened to his mother, Mahony solicits the help of brash anarchist and retired theater actress Mrs. Cauley. Together, this improbable duo concoct an ingenious plan to get the town talking, aided and abetted by a cast of eccentric characters, both living and dead. Because in Mulderrig, ghosts can be just as chatty and opinionated as the town's flesh and blood residents. Mahony's investigation incurs the wrath of sanctimonious Father Quinn and the Widow Farelly, provokes letter bombs and poisoned scones, and culminates in a riotous production of the most controversial play in Irish history. Himself is a simmering mixture - a blend of the natural everyday and the supernatural, folklore and mystery, and a healthy dose of quintessentially Irish humor. The result is a darkly comic crime story in the tradition of a classic Irish trickster tale, complete with a twisting and turning plot, a small-town rife with secrets and an infectious love of language and storytelling that is a hallmark of the finest Irish writers
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Kidd, Jess
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fiction
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Villages
  • Secrecy
  • Ireland
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Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd
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Publication
Note
This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2015/2016 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, Dan Newton. 39341021892107
Control code
19219990
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781501145179
Lccn
2016030000
Label
Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd
Publication
Note
This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2015/2016 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, Dan Newton. 39341021892107
Control code
19219990
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781501145179
Lccn
2016030000

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