Truly the best of John Boyne - hilarious, touching and deeply sad The Heart's Invisible Furies is the breakout book Boyne was born to write.
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers' Week. His novels are published in over fifty languages.
Tender, dark, hilarious, heartbreaking-I loved it * Vogue
It's been a long time since I read anything so compelling and satisfying. At times, incredibly funny, at others, heartrending
the most beautifully written and crafted novel ... heartbreaking * Santa Montefiore *
By turns savvy, witty and achingly sad . . . This is a novelist at the top of his game. * The Mail on Sunday *
I ran through the whole range of human emotions while reading this brilliant novel. It's a masterpiece. -- Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love
Screamingly funny one minute and heartbreaking the next. * Daily Express *
A special read * BBC Radio 4 Front Row *
Boyne creates lightness out of doom, humour out of desperately sad situations, creating a compelling page-turner... a terrific read. * The Press Association *
An epic novel.... Worthy of the great master of the Irish comic novel, Flann O'Brien. The Heart's Invisible Furies proves that John is not just one of Ireland's best living novelists but also one of the best novelists of Ireland. * Sunday Express *
Written with verve, humour and heart...at its core, The Heart's Invisible Furies aspires to be not just the tale of Cyril Avery, a man buffeted by coincidence and circumstance, but the story of Ireland itself * Irish Times *