Weight Of Him


Big Billy Brennan has suffered the greatest tragedy a parent can know – he has just lost his eldest son. His family is falling apart with grief, and his marriage is a partnership in name alone. Billy is also obese: at 400 pounds he can barely walk down the street without breaking a sweat. In his small Irish town, he can’t escape his notoriety. So Billy decides to take on the two things weighing him down – his grief, and his fat – in the only way he knows how. He’s going to get fit, and in doing so he’s going to tell the world about the terrible plague of suicide that is haunting the youth of Ireland.

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How do you carry on, when you lose someone you love? Big Billy Brennan’s family is reeling from loss, his marriage is a partnership in name alone, and eating is the only thing getting him through. In his close-knit town, Billy can’t escape his notoriety. But when Billy decides to take on the two things weighing him down – his grief, and his fat – he takes on much more than just a personal attempt at recovery… The Weight of Him is an unforgettable, big-hearted novel about loss and redemption, and what can be achieved when an everyday hero finds the courage to try to better his world.

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Weight 250 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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