Wells John Boyne, 14 octobre 2017 13:30-14 octobre 2017 14:30, Bishop’s Palace, Wells Wells Festival of Literature .
The Heart’s Invisible Furies
The history and social mores of John Boyne’s native Ireland provide structure and impossible limits: the ‘invisible furies’ at the heart of society. This sensitive novel explores both affairs of the heart and the impact of society’s expectations at the core of our being. Effortlessly marrying religion, shame, sexuality and hope, and ultimately providing a roadmap for how to live and love without concern for the opinion of others, this work is a tour de force.
John Boyne has won prizes for adult and children’s fiction. His highly acclaimed novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has sold nine million copies and was made into a Miramax feature film.
‘A novel to treasure. Unflinching, moving and true’ – John Banville