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Himself

Author: Jess Kidd
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Pub Date: 01/06/2017
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782118480
Availability: In Stock
Quick overview A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. Blending strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets: an unforgettable debut from a dark new voice in Irish fiction
€11.70
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A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016 1950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives. 1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage. With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even the dead, can stay buried forever.

Mulderrig’s inhabitants don't like anyone upsetting the status quo so they’re immediately suspicious of Mahony but this handsome newcomer is no stranger. Armed with just a photograph, he’s determined to find the woman who left him at a Dublin orphanage as a baby. Unfortunately, no one living or dead is forthcoming about the fate of his teenage mother so he joins forces with some unlikely allies to unearth long-buried secrets. Kidd's debut is dark, humorous, lyrical and suspenseful. A stunning read!

Recommended by: Bobbie Ryan, Dubray Grafton Street

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