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

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Cyril Avery doesn't know it, but bigotry and intolerance have shaped his life since before he was born. He was adopted and raised by a well-meaning (but decidedly eccentric) couple--they provided a comfortable and somewhat privileged upbringing, but love and affection was lacking. As a result, Cyril struggles to find love and belonging, but the world does not always accept him. From his childhood in Ireland in the '40s to the emergence of AIDS in New York City in the '70s, his story is heartwarming and heart-wrenching. In The Heart's Invisible Furies, Boyne has fleshed out the consequences of intolerance in a way that resonates even today, and opens your heart to the importance of love and acceptance.

— Sharon

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