The Heart's Invisible Furies

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017
Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017
Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?

Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.

In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
August 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
592
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.6
MB

Customer Reviews

PercyMoonShadow ,

Intresting Read

For a slice of life book, I greatly enjoyed it for its unique perspective on life. I find the characters very relatable and its not a fluffy read. Would recomend to anyone who loves a good story that doesnt sugar coat the facts of life

robroy2022 ,

Amazing

Such a wonderful read. Often heartbreaking but amazingly written. Was hard to ever put down and was often up late continuing to read it.

Ploughman7 ,

A fantastic book

From the start to finish, this was a truly unputdownable book. A wonderful, heartbreaking, beautiful story.

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