John Boyne, author of The Boy in Striped Pajamas, has written a heart-warming, humorous story. The main character is Cyril Avery, born in 1945 to a sixteen year old unwed mother. He is adopted by Charles and Maude Avery who lack the parenting gene and continually remind Cyril that he is not a true Avery. Growing up gay in Catholic Ireland was difficult, and poor Cyril’s life was a sham until he was able to leave his repressive homeland. Boyne continues to follow Cyril, his fortunes and misfortunes, his travels and his relationships, until he turns seventy.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies is funny, sad and poignant, and Cyril Avery is an individual one will not soon forget.
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Nancy, I loved this book although it was tough. My girlfriend Laura mentioned she spoke with you on the phone about the event Sunday with Ron. I will be there and looking very much to seeing you. Best, Rose
On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:25 PM, Nancy’s Book Blog wrote:
> Nancy posted: “John Boyne, author of The Boy in Striped Pajamas, has > written a heart-warming, humorous story. The main character is Cyril > Avery, born in 1945 to a sixteen year old unwed mother. He is adopted by > Charles and Maude Avery who lack the parenting gene and c” >
Oh My!! I LOVED this book. I wepted at the end–not cried or shed a tear–I wept. Why is not everyone talking about this book? It’s beautifully written and styled–at times I wanted to know more and then I would be told more in such a wonderful way. I really had no idea how it would end. Maybe part of my sobbing had to do with being surprised. And, I could see all the characters in my mind–could you?