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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
Adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple that remind him that he is not a real member of their family, Cyril embarks on a journey to find himself and where he came from, discovering his identity, a home, a country and much more throughout a long lifetime
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
  • 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.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563298
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyne, John
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.O96
LC item number
H43 2017c
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoptees
  • Friendship
  • Conduct of life
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House Company, London
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Shame -- Part II: Exile -- Part III: Peace -- Epilogue
Control code
21096535
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
580 pages
Isbn
9781524760786
Lccn
bl2017026971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981618649
  • (OCoLC)ocn964931934
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne
Publication
Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House Company, London
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Shame -- Part II: Exile -- Part III: Peace -- Epilogue
Control code
21096535
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
580 pages
Isbn
9781524760786
Lccn
bl2017026971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981618649
  • (OCoLC)ocn964931934

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