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The Resource Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd

Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd

Label
Himself : a novel
Title
Himself
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jess Kidd
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A highly unusual tale set in a highly unusual Irish village full of dark secrets...Lushly imagined, delightfully original, and very, very funny, it hurtles along from the very first page" (M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans). 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 among 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. This improbable duo concocts an ingenious plan to get the town talking about the day Mahony's mother disappeared and are aided and abetted by a cast of eccentric characters, both living and dead. 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Kidd, Jess
Dewey number
823/.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6111.I33
LC item number
H56 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Aiden Kelly
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kelly, Aidan
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Villages
  • Secrecy
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Secrecy
  • Villages
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 54 min., 16 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508234197
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
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a01d83b2-1519-4020-8dc1-8a6f43efe118
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)976036218
  • (OCoLC)ocn976036218
  • 1313460
Tape configuration
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Tape width
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Label
Himself : a novel, Jess Kidd
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 54 min., 16 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508234197
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a01d83b2-1519-4020-8dc1-8a6f43efe118
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)976036218
  • (OCoLC)ocn976036218
  • 1313460
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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