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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""A highly unusual tale set in a highly unusual Irish village full of dark secrets
  • "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
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.I33
LC item number
H56 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Villages
  • Secrecy
  • Ireland
Label
Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952648048
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781501145186
Lccn
2016030000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026974867
System control number
(OCoLC)952648048
Label
Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952648048
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781501145186
Lccn
2016030000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026974867
System control number
(OCoLC)952648048

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