Catherine is a country girl, cast out of her family and the church by a ghastly priest. She is young, pregnant and penniless that is a very hopeless combo. Yet she makes her way to Dublin, has her baby who is adopted by the Averys and bought up in a most unusual fashion.
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery but is the son of Catherine. He is the protagonist here, the tale follows his life. Cyril being a gay man has his experiences through his early life, school and his first work experiences are at times horrific and at times really funny.
Even though the story move slowly and carefully but the satisfaction of reading such gorgeous writing of finding so many treasures of little stories within the massive story is priceless.
John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories. His novels are published in over 50 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008.