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

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Take the journey that spans many decades and three countries but is basically Cyril Avery's discovery and acceptance of himself. I was hooked when the story began as a pregnant unwed teen is cast out of her home and church in Ireland. I rooted for Cyril, her child, through his struggles. I  both cried and delighted at each turn and twist. So much to tell...but I won't!

— Lori

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