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The heart's invisible furies / John Boyne.
Publisher: Doubleday, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780857523471 (hbk.) :
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.
589 pages ; 24 cm
A fabulous novel. The story of Cyril from conception to his old age with so much humour, humility and unmistakably Irish. Cyril is so personable & likeable as we understand his childhood with adoptive parents (always stressed, he is not s proper Avery). Not only Cyril's story though it's a history o
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