Natasha Green

Trickle-Down Effects

Things in Jars


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Jess Kidd’s first novel, Himself (2016), was the story of a murderous secret that struggles to stay buried in a 1970s County Mayo village populated with ghosts. In Things in Jars, Kidd maintains the themes of the undead walking among the living and of something awful struggling under the surface of things, but she sets this highly imaginative tale of anatomical abominations, crazed surgeons and mythical creatures in 1860s London.

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