Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? This is the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. From the award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, this is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us of the redemptive power of the human spirit. A compelling page-turner, both hilarious and touching.