The heart's invisible furies
—Boyne, John, 1971- author.
Large Print
2017
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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 many years will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.

Item Details
Series:
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice large print.
Subjects:
Adoptees -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Fiction.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Pregnant teenagers -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Large type books.
ISBN:
9781432843335
1432843338
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
961 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print.
Notes:
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House company, London."--Title page verso.
LCCN:
2017028615
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