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The Resource The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne, (text large print)

The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne, (text large print)

Label
The heart's invisible furies
Title
The heart's invisible furies
Statement of responsibility
John Boyne
Title variation
hearts invisible furies
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 2015, a ghost tells 70-year-old Cyril Avery he will soon die. Assured that he will rejoin lost loved ones, Cyril experiences a previously elusive peace. Cyril was born in Dublin in 1945 to an unwed teenager. His adoptive parents are eccentric and distant, though they shelter him from intolerance and cruelty as he comes to terms with his sexuality in a repressive Ireland. Cyril's life story is extraordinary, tragic, and triumphant and somehow revolves around his recurring acquaintance with the brave and resilient Mrs. Goggin. She's a sort of guardian angel in his formative years, but in middle age Cyril finds himself consoling his aging, vulnerable protector as she faces tragedy in her own remarkable life. Their compassion for each other ultimately leads them on a mutual quest for closure and renewal. -VERDICT Boyne dedicates his wise, beautiful 15th novel to John Irving. This tribute fits a story calling to mind the humane sagas of T.S. Garp, Owen Meaney, and the humble tale of Piggy Sneed. Readers will fall in love with Boyne's characters, especially Mrs. Goggin and Cyril's adoptive mother, Maude Avery, in this -heartbreaking and hilarious story. [See Prepub Alert, 2/27/17.]-John G. Matthews, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted
  • Adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple who 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. Throughout a long lifetime Cyril discovers his identity, a home, a country, and much more, finally coming to terms with his homosexuality in an Ireland bound to the Church
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
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563298
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House company, London."--t.p. verso
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
989962608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
961 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843335
Lccn
2017028615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989962608
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House company, London."--t.p. verso
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
989962608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
961 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843335
Lccn
2017028615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989962608

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