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.
You will find yourself drawn into some truly heart-wrenching scenes as the author writes about issues of identity, adoption, grief, mental illness and the pain of loneliness itself ... Bowman's emotive prose has an eloquent charm which always manages to shine a positive light into some of the darkest tunnels. - The Gloss
A quirky, tender and compulsive read. Horace Winter will win your heart - Irish Examiner on Horace Winter Says Goodbye
A journey that is both tender and sad, but a joy to witness. A moving and truly absorbing read - Image on Horace Winter Says Goodbye
Horace Winter is a character who will linger long after you've finished this highly original, moving, funny and elegant book - Irish Independent on Horace Winter Says Goodbye