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The Resource The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne

The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne

Label
The heart's invisible furies
Title
The heart's invisible furies
Statement of responsibility
John Boyne
Title variation
hearts invisible furies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Summary
In 1945, Cyril Avery was born to an unmarried teenager (the book opens with a dramatic scene in a rural Irish church that sets this up with relish) and adopted by a wealthy if rather eccentric Dublin couple. As readers, we visit Cyril every seven years, as he grows and comes to terms with his homosexuality in a violently repressive Ireland, flees his home country, and falls in love. An absorbing story, this novel offers richly drawn characters, plausibly life-altering choices, and an often humorous writing style. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10563298
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Boyne, John
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Conduct of life
  • Friendship
  • Adoptees
  • Men
  • Male friendship
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059029731
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
591 pages
Isbn
9780857523488
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953598689
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059029731
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
591 pages
Isbn
9780857523488
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953598689

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