Himself

Jess Kidd
AUD $19.99
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Blending strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets: an unforgettable debut from a darkly comic new voice in Irish fiction.

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016
When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland's west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination to do battle with the lies of his past. No one in the village - living or dead - will tell Mahony what happened to the teenage mother who abandoned him as a baby.

This beautiful and darkly comic debut novel creates an unforgettable world of mystery, bloody violence and buried secrets.

Author bio:

Jess Kidd completed her first degree in Literature with The Open University, and has since taught creative writing and gained a PhD in Creative Writing Studies. She has also worked as a support worker specialising in acquired brain injury. Jess was brought up in London as part of a large family from Mayo, and plans to settle somewhere along the west coast of Ireland in the next few years. Until then, she lives in London with her daughter.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781782118480
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: July 2017
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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