The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyle

Cyril Avery’s life is reminded frequently that he isn’t a real Avery. He spends a lifetime trying not to look too deeply into who is is, what he wants and where he’s going. This gets him into trouble throughout his life, until he finally takes a long look at himself. His story is sad, witty and wise (my three criteria for a great read). It is quintessentially Irish!