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The Resource Himself, by Jess Kidd, (text large print)

Himself, by Jess Kidd, (text large print)

Label
Himself
Title
Himself
Statement of responsibility
by Jess Kidd
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Author
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
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.I33
LC item number
H56 2017b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Villages
  • Secrecy
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Himself, by Jess Kidd, (text large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
507 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839895
Lccn
2017012283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 978276044
  • (OCoLC)978276044
Label
Himself, by Jess Kidd, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
507 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839895
Lccn
2017012283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 978276044
  • (OCoLC)978276044

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