The Heart's Invisible Furies

English language

Published March 6, 2018 by Hogarth.

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The Heart's Invisible Furies is social novel by Irish novelist John Boyne and published by Doubleday in 2017. The story revolves around the life of Cyril, who was rejected due to his sexuality.

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Absolute beauty.

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This was my first Boyne book so I cannot compare this work to previous ones, but if the others are anything like this on, the man is a genius.

This was a bit of a beastie and that caused me to put it off longer than I should have due to bad experiences with longer books dragging on for the sake of additional pages. This did not drag on at all. Everything that happens to Cyril throughout this book has a purpose and an impact on his life as well as the lives of the people around him.

Cyril is a queer male in Ireland during a time where it was illegal to be so and could mean death if found out. Due to this, there is a lot of hate crimes and violence throughout the book that also end in some deaths, so definitely beware of that before picking …

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