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Title:The Heart's Invisible Furies
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Publisher:Hogarth Press
ISBN:1524760781
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Number of Pages:582
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Ireland, Historical, Glbt

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Heart's Invisible Furies Cyril Avery is not a i real i 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

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From the author of i The Absolutist i a propulsive novel of the Russian Revolution and the fate of the Romanovs br br Part love story part historical epic part tragedy i The House of Special Purpose i illuminates an empire at the end of its reign br br Eighty year old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past a past of death suffering and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days Living in England with his beloved wife Zoya Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved the Russia that both destroyed and defined him As Georgy remembers days gone by we are transported to St Petersburg to the Winter Palace of the czar in the early twentieth century a time of change threat and bloody revolution As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all we uncover the story of the house of special purpose, The day the First World War broke out Alfie Summerfield s father promised he wouldn t go away to fight but he broke that promise the following day Four years later Alfie doesn t know where his father might be other than that he s away on a special secret mission br br Then while shining shoes at King s Cross Station Alfie unexpectedly sees his father s name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor Bewildered and confused Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange unnerving place, Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night As she makes her way across the station platform a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor br br When she finally arrives shaken at the hall she is greeted by the two children in her care Isabella and Eustace There are no parents no adults at all and no one to represent her mysterious employer The children offer no explanation Later that night in her room a second terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong br br From the moment she rises the following morning her every step seems dogged by a malign presence which lives within Gaudlin s walls Eliza realises that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions she must first uncover the hall s long buried secrets and confront the demons of its past, Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the s it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to the good br br Forty years later Odran s devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people s faith in the Catholic Church He sees his friends stand trial colleagues jailed the lives of young parishioners destroyed and grows nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insults At one point he is even arrested when he takes the hand of a young boy and leads him out of a department store looking for the boy s mother br br But when a family event opens wounds from his past he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within the church and to recognize his own complicity in their propagation within both the institution and his own family br br A novel as intimate as it is universal em A History of Loneliness em is about the stories we tell ourselves to make peace with our lives It confirms Boyne as one of the most searching storytellers of his generation