The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

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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, 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 three score years and ten, 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.
 

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  • Screamingly funny one minute and heartbreaking the next.

    Daily Express

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  • A special read

    BBC Radio 4 Front Row

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  • Boyne creates lightness out of doom, humour out of desperately sad situations, creating a compelling page-turner… a terrific read.

    The Press Association

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  • An epic novel…. Worthy of the great master of the Irish comic novel, Flann O’Brien. The Heart’s Invisible Furies proves that John is not just one of Ireland’s best living novelists but also one of the best novelists of Ireland.   Sunday Express

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  • Written with verve, humour and heart…at its core, The Heart’s Invisible Furies aspires to be not just the tale of Cyril Avery, a man buffeted by coincidence and circumstance, but the story of Ireland itself   Irish Times

  • Details

    Imprint: Black Swan

    Published: 14/12/2017

    ISBN: 9781784161002

    Pages: 736 

    Type: Paperback

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