The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Long before we discovered that he had fathered two children by two different women, one in Drimoleague and one in Clonakilty, Father James Monroe stood on the altar of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in the parish of Goleen, West Cork, and denounced my mother as a whore.

 

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies

thifCForced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life.

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him. Adopted as a baby, he’s never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son. But it is all he has ever known.

And so begins one man’s desperate search to find his place in the world. Unspooling and unseeing, Cyril is a misguided, heart-breaking, heartbroken fool. Buffeted by the harsh winds of circumstance towards the one thing that might save him from himself, but when opportunity knocks, will he have the courage, finally, take it?

Long before we discovered that he had fathered two children by two different women, one in Drimoleague and one in Clonakilty, Father James Monroe stood on the altar of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in the parish of Goleen, West Cork, and denounced my mother as a whore.

 

Shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year Award

Winner: The Glass Bell Award (UK), Best Novel 2017

Longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award

Reviews

UK: Doubleday

USA: Hogarth Press

Brazil: Companhia das Letras

Canada: Doubleday Canada

Denmark: Rosinante

France: JC Lattès

Germany: Piper

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Holland: Meulenhoff

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Israel: Matar

Poland: Swiat Ksiazki

Romania: RAO

Russia: Phantom Press

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Spain: Salamandra (Spring 2019)

Taiwan: Kate Publishing

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