Himself - Jess Kidd

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We are offering 40 copies of Himself to giveaway as part of National Reading Groups Day. Apply today for some thrilling fiction!

After you’ve read, we’d love to know what you think. You can tweet us @canongatebooks or email campaigns@canongate.co.uk. We especially love reviews and photographs of our books. Himself was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice, shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016, shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2017 and currently Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017.

About the book

1950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives.

1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage.

With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even the dead, can stay buried forever.

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