SUMMARY ì Himself By Jess Kidd

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SUMMARY ì Himself By Jess Kidd ¿ [KINDLE] ❆ Himself By Jess Kidd – Der charmante Gelegenheitsdieb und Hippie Mahony glaubte immer seine Mutter habe ihn aus Desinteresse 1950 in einem Waisenhaus in Dublin abgegeben Sechsundzwanzig Jahre später erhält er einen Brief Der charmante Gelegenheitsdieb und Hippie MahoS Gesicht beunruhigt die Bewohner von Anfang an Mahony schürt Aufregung bei den Frauen Neugierde bei den Männern und Misstrauen bei den Frommen Bei der Aufklärung des mysteriösen Verschwindens seiner Mutter hilft ihm die alte Mrs Cauley eine ehemalige Schauspielerin Furchtlos wie sie ist macht die Alte nichts lieber als in den Heimlichkeiten und Wunden anderer herumzustochern Sie ist fest da. I'd rate this 45 starsMulderrig is a place like no other Here the colors are a little bit brighter and the sky is a little bit wider Here the trees are as old as the mountains and a clear river runs into the sea People are born to live and stay and die here They don't want to go Why would they when all the roads that lead to Mulderrig are downhill so that leaving is uphill all the wayMulderrig is a small Irish village a Brigadoon of sorts One spring day in 1976 Mahony arrives in Mulderrig from Dublin where he has lived all of his life Or most of his life Because just recently he found out that one of his chief nemeses at the orphanage where he was raised Sister Veronica left him an envelope when she died And in this envelope was news which changed his life a picture of him as an infant with his mother telling him his real name and that he is from Mulderrig The note also said that his mother was the curse of the town so they took him from herFor Mahony who has always been a bit of a rake yet a handsome one and a ne'er do well this is powerful stuff He had believed his mother had abandoned him but he couldn't understand why or why she never searched for him So he heads to Mulderrig to try and uncover the truth about what happened to her 26 years agoHe has always believed two things that his mother was dead and that he had known her In order to feel her loss he must have known her presence And he does feel her loss he always has Which is why he has been searching for her all his life because he had loved her and because he had lost her He'd searched but she'd never answeredMahony's return creates uite a stir in Mulderrig for a number of reasons His physical appearance even though he's a bit of an unwashed hippie type and his newness appeal to women of all ages who react in unusual ways His similarities to his mother uickly raise the ire suspicion and guilt of those residents who knew her and might have had a hand in her circumstances Oh and his return has also raised the dead many of whom were alive or around 26 years ago and only a few people in town including Mahony can see and communicate with themTeaming up with Mrs Cauley an eccentric former theater actress who likes nothing than to stir up trouble among Mulderrig's residents Mahony is determined to uncover the truth about his mother The two concoct a plan to interrogate those who might know something and hopefully flush out the truth with the help of some of the town's colorful residents But this scandal ran far and wide through Mulderrig and the two might be putting themselves and those they care about in danger as they get closer and closer to the truthThis is such a charming magical book and as uirky as it is it's uite emotionally moving as well as it explores the ideas of loss and grief of a girl trying to rise above circumstances she has been handed although everyone wants to fight her at every turn and the rejuvenating power of friendship I know that at its heart this book is a mystery but I could have done without its brief foray into actual crime novel territory even though I understood the point in showing that even lovely towns like Mulderrig have these types of secrets which many want to remain hiddenWhile Jess Kidd spent so much time creating the good characters and they are so tremendously appealing some of the bad characters don't get the same attention so they feel a little like stereotypical characters than fully realized But the beauty of Kidd's storytelling and the warmth of this book is wonderful reminding me a bit of those uirky Irish movies like Waking Ned Devine In tone not subject matter This is a book which would be absolutely terrific as a movie because there is so much your mind's eye pictures and i


Der charmante Gelegenheitsdieb und Hippie Mahony glaubte immer seine Mutter habe ihn aus Desinteresse in einem Waisenhaus in Dublin abgegeben Sechsundzwanzig Jahre später erhält er einen Brief der ein ganz anderes ein brutales Licht auf die Geschichte seiner Mutter wirft Mahony reist daraufhin in seinen Geburtsort um herauszufinden was damals wirklich geschah Sein geradezu unheimlich vertraute. This is a beguiling dark atmospheric and wondrous literary read interwoven with the supernatural and the fantastical It is a stunning debut from Jess Kidd that draws the reader into what is a spellbinding read A dark fairytale brimming with folklore humour and flawless comic touches For me it called to mind the talented Kevin Barry and other Irish writers past and present The past gives us Orla's story and the present in the 1970s focuses on Mahony her son It begins with the murder of teenage single mum Orla and when the murderer looks to kill her baby plants and nature have grown to magically protect the childNow in his twenties Mahony rides into Mulderrig County Mayo armed with a letter and a photograph he has just received to find out what happened to his mammy Mahony is scruffy has a devil may care smile that floors every woman he encounters and oozes charm Everywhere he goes the ghosts of the dead human and animal tumble out all around him on occasion to help him Despite resistance from a village that harbours lies secrets and a murderer he is implacable in his determination to discover what happened to his mother He finds himself allied to and protected by a trio of Irish women you would not want to mess with Mrs Cauley a strong yet frail and elderly actress with a magical library who insists on investigating Orla's death has no ualms about shaking things in the village to see what falls out and is not afraid of the danger that lurks Shaunna is Mahony's landlady who falls in love with Mahony and will let harm befall him only over her dead body Bridget was a friend of Orla's and uses her knowledge and gifts to help Mahony Mrs Cauley directs J M Synge's The Playboy of the Western World with Mahony as the lead to conduct the investigation which sends the village into uproar With poisoned scones letter bombs a hypocritical cunning and loathsome priest the judgemental evil Widow Farrelly further murders Mahony and his cohorts find themselves in danger We find out Orla was a wayward poverty stricken promiscuous girl who also had the gift of seeing ghosts who passed on secrets that horrified the villagers This made her a reviled figure the truth was an evil not to be countenanced To top it all she had a child out of wedlock The stench of hypocrisy is overwhelming We have a supernatural storm that brings out rats bats spiders and badgers as an aid to the search for Orla's body The truth finally emerges Mahony who sees every ghost in town finds that the ghost of his mother eludes him until the end when he does see herThis is a beautifully imagined novel The writing is poetic lyrical artistic and sublime The characters are rich diverse uixotic eccentric and undeniably Irish The story is seamless complex endearing and funny What could I ask for An exceptional and talented writer A literary triumph Thanks to Canongate for an ARC

Jess Kidd Î 1 SUMMARY

Himself By Jess KiVon überzeugt dass Mahonys Mutter ermordet wurde Das ungleiche Paar heckt einen raffinierten Plan aus um die Dorfbewohner zum Reden zu bringen Auch wenn einige alles daran setzen dass Mahony die Wahrheit nicht herausfindet trifft er in dem Ort auf die eine oder andere exzentrische Person die ihm hilft Dass es sich dabei manchmal auch um einen Toten handelt scheint Mahony nicht weiter zu stören. Himself started off with a bang and kept me engaged until the very endAbandoned in a Dublin orphanage as a baby Mahony now aged twenty six receives a letter left for him long ago that hints he might not have been abandoned after all Returning to the remote coastal town of Mulderrig in search of the raw truth about his mother a profoundly complicated past rises and the local ghosts come out to greet him giving the story an otherworldly spin Jess Kidd’s rollicking debut is chock full of magical realism Irish folklore and devilish humor with a bit of romance adding the cherry on top The characters are well thought out and Kidd’s writing is intriguing I found myself cheering on Mahony and his band of lovely ladies as they unwind the layers of lies and deceit surrounding the mystery of his and his mother’s disappearance from MulderrigI thoroughly enjoyed Himself with its many twists and turns and recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great mystery allied with supernatural elements