Since the death of his mother when he was just a little boy, Kenny Gillespie has always been burdened by his guilt.
Now a man in his late forties, Kenny is on the cusp of leaving behind him an unfulfilling career as a librarian and the life he has forged for himself in rural Scotland.
A reformed gambler, property has made Kenny a very wealthy man and his plan is to start afresh in a small village in the west of France, but while he can be certain that the future is financially secure, whether or not it will be happy is another matter entirely.
As the days tick down to his departure, Kenny finds himself reflecting on the highs and lows of a life peppered with tragedy and plagued by loneliness, but little does he know that the past is about to catch up with him and cast doubt upon his plans for the future.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-889-7
Pages : 432
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
John Conlon lives in Milford, County Armagh with his wife and two daughters. He was born in Edgware, Middlesex and lived in north-west London until 2005. A qualified librarian, John previously worked at British Library Newspapers in Colindale and he now works for Libraries NI. Literature and writing have always been close to John's heart, and Author of His Own Misfortune is his first published novel.