Hughie Mittman's Fear of Lawnmowers
By Conor Bowman
When Hughie Mittman's beloved mother dies, he goes in search of answers - Who can he turn to now? Is it his fault? And how does he live without her?
Hughie Mittman is in search of forgiveness.
His troubled mother has just died, and it's all Hughie's fault. His ill-tempered father, now more distant than ever before, is doing nothing to persuade him otherwise.
Ignoring the advice of his loyal friend Nyxi - who he met at hospital following a brutal encounter with a lawnmower - Hughie does his best to navigate this unfamiliar version of his life and figure out a way to atone for what he has done. But during his quest for clarity, he ignores the one question he truly wants answered: was his father telling the truth when he said Hughie was adopted?
Hughie Mittman's Fear of Lawnmowers is a heart-breaking story, but also an uplifting one - exploring grief and reconciliation, the power of friendship and of the acceptance that there are thing we cannot change, but the future can still be bright.
Conor Bowman was born on a Thursday in the west of Ireland. He is left-handed and hates coriander. In 1986, he stood up Samuel Beckett and has always regretted it. Incredibly, he was once offered a place to study in Cambridge University and that year changed his life.
His favourite writers are Graham Greene and A.M. Homes. Conor also writes songs. He has no mobile phone. He is not afraid of umbrellas and has an average sugar reading of 7.8. His hero is Elvis Presley. His favourite film is The 39 Steps.
Conor works as a senior counsel and lives in Meath. He is married with four children.
He is the author of Horace Winter Says Goodbye and Hughie Mittman's Fear of Lawnmowers, both of which he wrote in longhand.
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04 Apr 2019
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Hachette Books Ireland