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
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
  • 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
MMI
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 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoptees
  • Conduct of life
  • Friendship
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-owyxc89
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn1002924001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (608 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473526303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
owyxc89
Label
The heart's invisible furies, John Boyne
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-owyxc89
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn1002924001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (608 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473526303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
owyxc89

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