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2020 Longlist

The Hoarder

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Unintentional psychic Maud Drennan arrives to look after Cathal Flood, a belligerent man hiding in his filthy, cat-filled home. Her job is simple: clear the rubbish, take care of the patient. But the once-grand house has more to reveal than simply its rooms. There is a secret here, and whether she likes it or not, Maud may be the one to finally uncover what has previously been kept hidden…

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Jess
Kidd

Jess Kidd was brought up in London. Her first novel, Himself, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2016 and won the Costa Short Story Award in the same year. In 2017, Himself was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. The Hoarder, was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award .

Jess Kidd was brought up in London. Her first novel, Himself, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2016 and won the Costa Short Story Award in the same year. In 2017, Himself was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. The Hoarder, was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award .

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A fantastic novel about people on the outside of society and how people can be forgotten, yet told with comic and supernatural twist. Jess Kidd is an author whose prose delights and whose stories you cannot forget. Heartbreaking whilst hopeful.

Liverpool Library Service, England

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Canongate Books

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