Books & Brews Club: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

December 7, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly book club hosted by Jess G Reads. December’s book is The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

No sign up needed, just stop on by! We’d love to have you join!

Set amongst the social upheaval of the 20th and 21st centuries in Ireland, The Heart’s Invisible Furies chronicles the life of protagonist and first-person narrator Cyril Avery. Catherine, Cyril’s mother, is thrown out of her church, town, and family in 1945 when it is discovered she is pregnant out of wedlock at age 16. An independent and brave woman by nature, Catherine moves to Dublin, living there with new acquaintance Seán and his boyfriend Jack. She works at a tearoom until asked to leave when male patrons complain about the sight of her obvious pregnancy.