Thursday, July 27, 2017

TBR Thursday: The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

TBR Thursdays is hosted by Kim @ Kimberly Faye Reads! This feature was created with the intent of spotlighting a title from your shelf that you planning on reading in order to discuss why you want to read it, as well to discuss the book with others! If you'd like to join, feel free to use the banner created by Kimberley (or your own), and stop by her page to participate.

This week I've decided to share with you The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne! This ARC showed up at my door only about a month or two ago and I had never heard of it, but I'm certainly intrigued now and really hope to get to it soon. This sounds like some great literary fiction and I'm particularly interested Ireland being the main setting. 

The Heart's Invisible Furies
Synopsis from Goodreads:

"From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland

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. 

In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The 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."

Are you interested in reading this book? What books are on your TBR?

Never miss a post of bookish fun by subscribing to Forever Lost in Literature!

No comments:

Post a Comment