The Heart's Invisible Furies (Large Print / Hardcover)

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John Boyne’s novel is set in Ireland spanning the years from 1945 to 2015. It is the engrossing story of Cyril Avery’s life. Adopted but never truly accepted by his adoptive family or at ease in Irish society dominated by the Catholic Church, Cyril struggles to find his identity and a place to call home. The novel is witty, thought-provoking and very well written.

— Susan

September 2017 Indie Next List

“This is the novel John Boyne was born to write: A brilliant book of identity and redemption, both heartbreaking and humorous, intimate and expansive. Cyril Avery has been constantly reminded he doesn't belong, first by his adopted parents, then by the church and his country. As we follow him on his journey to acceptance, we are shown the cruelty of fate and the surprising kindness of ordinary people. Boyne perfectly constructs every story told, unveiling the humor and hypocrisy of humanity in each character and illuminating how the arc of Cyril's story is also the arc of modern times. An amazing feat from the first page to the last.”
— Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432843335
ISBN-10: 1432843338
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: September 9th, 2017
Language: English