John Boyne - The Heart's Invisible FuriesThe Heart's Invisible Furies

John Boyne

Cyril Avery is born in Ireland to a sixteen-year-old lass out of wedlock. As social mores of the time demand, he is adopted out to an unconventional couple, who offer little more than a roof over his head. Cyril’s life spans a post war Ireland regimented by the church, to the more liberal and open-minded country of today. It is this changing backdrop of societal pressures and prejudices which dictates Cyril’s story, as he come to terms with his sexuality and tries to find his place in the world as a gay man.