Mr. Flood's Last Resort

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Product Number: DD39765
Released: May 01, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508264361
Narrator/s: Aoife McMahon
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Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title The Hoarder. From the award-winning author of the "supernaturally skillful debut" (Vanity Fair) Himself, a spellbinding romp about a caretaker and a cranky hoarder with a secret-complete with skulking saints, unresolved disappearances, greedy heirs, and a firecracker neighbor determined to get to the bottom of it all. Maud Drennan is a dedicated caretaker, but her sunny, capable disposition and snappy quips mask a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her in the company of a cast of patron saints who pop in and out of her life like unwelcome tourists. She tries to find solace in her hard work in London...but then she meets the inimitable Mr. Flood. A menace by all accounts, Cathal Flood is a widower living alone in a Gothic Dorset mansion crawling with collector's items and feral cats. Stubborn as anything and an extreme hoarder, he has been battling his son's attempts to move him into an old age home, and rumor has it he sent his last caretaker to the madhouse. But Maud is this insolent old man's last chance: if she can help him get the house in order, he might be able to fend off the deportation. So the unlikely pair begin to cooperate, connecting over their shared love of folk tales and their suspicion of Gabriel, Cathal's overbearing son. Still, shadows are growing in the cluttered corners of the mansion, hinting at buried family secrets, and reminding Maud that she doesn't really know this man at all. When she starts poking around, the forgotten case of a missing local schoolgirl comes to light, and a full-steam search for answers begins. Full of charming eccentricities, twisted comedy, a whole lot of heart, and Jess Kidd's "lyrical, lush, and hugely imaginative" (Sunday Express Magazine) prose, Mr. Flood's Last Resort is a mesmerizing tale that will make you re-examine the space between sin and sainthood, reminding you that when all is said and done, the most important forgiveness that we can offer is to ourselves.

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Mr. Flood's Last Resort
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Author(s): Jess Kidd
Narrator(s): Aoife McMahon
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Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508257462
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Author(s): Jess Kidd
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Professional reviews

"Narrator Aoife McMahon brings her Irish soul and voice to this quirky mystery. Cathal Flood is a curmudgeonly hoarder whose large home hides secrets. Maud Drennan is the latest in a long line of caregivers tasked with caring for Mr. Flood. McMahon gives the story's large cast unique vocal characterizations, starting with Mr. Flood's gruffness and Maud's calm, unruffled responses. As Maud uncovers unsolved mysteries, her dreams reawaken a mysterious trauma from her own childhood, and McMahon brings to life a troop of saints who goad and guide her efforts to find answers. The character of Renata, Maud's transgender landlady and only friend, is especially alive as a wise and caring advocate. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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