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Mr. Flood's last resort : a novel
Mr. Flood's last resort : a novel
Kidd, Jess, author.
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First Atria books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atria Books, 2018.

Physical Description:
340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents the tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder who tackle notions of forgiveness, independence, sainthood, duty, and connections before dark family secrets are brought to light, revealing the sinister fate of a missing local schoolgirl.

A tragic childhood event left Maud Drennan haunted. Now a caregiver, she keeps to herself, and visits an agoraphobic neighbor. Then she meets Cathal Flood, the lone occupant of a Gothic mansion crawling with feral cats. If she can help him get his house in order, he hopes to thwart his son's attempts to put him into an old-age home. The pair bonds over their shared love of Irish folktales, but family secrets and the cold-case of a missing schoolgirl lead to a search for answers-- and possibly forgiveness.
General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Canongate Books" -- verso of title page.

Published in the UK as The Hoarder and in the US as Mr Flood's last resort -- author's website.
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