book cover of Henry, Himself

Henry, Himself

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Stewart O'Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humour, intelligence, and compassion. In Henry, Himself, he offers an unsentimental, moving life story of a twentieth-century everyman.
_________________________________

Henry, Himself is a wry, warm-hearted portrait of an American original - a man who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises.

Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honour. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he's always believed in logic, sacrifice and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It's 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple any more. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only his wife, Emily, and dog, Rufus, stand by him.

Once so confident, as Henry's strength and memory desert him, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can't answer:

Is he a good man?

Has he done right by the people he loves?

And with time running out, what, realistically, can he hope for?

Henry, Himself is a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original - a man who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Big Sky
(Jackson Brodie, book 5)
Kate Atkinson

Used availability for Stewart O'Nan's Henry, Himself

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-911630-33-4 / 978-1-911630-33-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-7352-2304-1 / 978-0-7352-2304-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Paperback
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-984877-63-1 / 978-1-984877-63-5
Publisher: Penguin LCC US
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Henry, Himself: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA