The Resource Himself, Jess Kidd

Himself, Jess Kidd

Label
Himself
Title
Himself
Statement of responsibility
Jess Kidd
Creator
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. 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
Summary
When he discovers that his mother may not have given him up, but that foul play may have led to her disappearance, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony returns to the rural Irish Village where he was born to find out what really happened 26 years ago and, setting the town on its ear, enlists the help of a brash anarchist and retired theater actress to solve this mystery
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554903
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidd, Jess
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Villages
  • Secrecy
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Himself, Jess Kidd
Instantiates
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
Control code
000058944158
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781782118466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947020522
Label
Himself, Jess Kidd
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
Control code
000058944158
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781782118466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947020522

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