Himself – a novel by Jess Kidd 

I loved this book. Debut novel by the talented Jess Kidd. It’s about a young Irish man who having been brought up in care, returns to the village where he was born. He goes with the intention of finding out what happened to his mother and who his father is\was. The village is full of characters, both dead and alive. The author has developed the characters really well and I was totally drawn into the insular, small-minded community. I loved her descriptions of the village’s ‘departed’ residents and their antics. Highly recommended and I look forward to her next story.

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