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Title: HIMSELF
By: Jess Kidd
Format: Electronic book text

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ISBN 10: 1782118470
ISBN 13: 9781782118473
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 27 October, 2016
Edition: Main
Pages: 368
Description: Blending strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets: an unforgettable debut from a dark new voice in Irish fiction
Synopsis: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017When 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 - living or dead - will tell Mahony what happened to the teenage mother who abandoned him as a baby, despite his certainty that more than one of the villagers knows the sinister truth.Between Mulderrig's sly priest, its pitiless nurse and the caustic elderly actress throwing herself into her final village play, this beautiful and darkly comic debut novel creates an unforgettable world of mystery, bloody violence and buried secrets.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Prizes: Short-listed for Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 (UK). Long-listed for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017 (UK)
Returns: Non-returnable
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