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The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies
the unforgettable bestselling Richard & Judy Book Club pick

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-02-09
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 1473526302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A bold, funny epic' Observer 'Compelling and satisfying . . . At times, incredibly funny, at others, heartrending' Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit ___ Cyril Avery is not a real Avery. At least, that's what his parents make sure to remind him. Adopted as a baby, he feels more and more disconnected with the family that treats him more as a curious pet, rather than a beloved son. So, as a young adult, Cyril decides to embark on a quest to find his place in the world. Sometimes misguided and often in the wrong place at the wrong time, life has dealt him a difficult hand but Cyril is resolute that he can change things, and find the courage to be himself. And in doing so, his story will come across that of Catherine Goggin, a young, pregnant woman finding herself alone and isolated at only sixteen. There is a place in the world for both of them, and Cyril is determined to find it. ___ What readers are saying: ***** 'The story of the life of one man, told against the backdrop of twentieth century Ireland. It is simultaneously heart-breaking, funny and life-affirming. ***** 'Fantastic eccentric characters and dark humour is underpinned by a touching love story, perfect.' ***** 'The saddest and happiest book I have read . . . told with great compassion and ultimately a great love of life.'

The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Novel

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 152476079X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781524760786
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

Las Furias Invisibles / The Heart's Invisible Furies

Las Furias Invisibles / The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Salamandra
  • Release : 2021-07-20
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9788418107795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Un relato sincero y profundo sobre la Irlanda de posguerra y la lucha desesperada de un hombre por encontrar su lugar en el mundo, del autor de El niño con el pijama de rayas. Hijo bastardo de una adolescente expulsada de su comunidad rural y adoptado por una excéntrica pareja de acomodados dublineses, Cyril es un niño educado que crece acostumbrado a enmascarar sus emociones. Extraordinariamente atento a todo lo que ocurre a su alrededor, pero tímido y retraído cuando está acompañado, pronto sabrá que es gay y tardará décadas en desprenderse de una culpa y una vergüenza paralizantes. En un entorno que juzga abominable su orientación sexual, dos relaciones serán cruciales en su maduración: Maurice Woodbead, un amigo de la infancia que posee la audacia y la belleza que Cyril siempre ha deseado, y Bastian, un médico holandés tocado por la gracia a quien conoce cuando se muda a Ámsterdam y con quien convivirá durante años. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers' Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 961
  • ISBN : 9781432843335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from, and over his many years will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.

The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-05-07
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1409081982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer's son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II, the course of his life is changed for ever. Privy to the secrets of Nicholas and Alexandra, the machinations of Rasputin and the events which will lead to the final collapse of the autocracy, Georgy is both a witness and participant in a drama that will echo down the century. Sixty-five years later, visiting his wife Zoya as she lies in a London hospital, memories of the life they have lived together flood his mind. And with them, the consequences of the brutal fate of the Romanovs which has hung like a shroud over every aspect of their marriage...

This House is Haunted

This House is Haunted
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1448111803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. It is the start of a journey into a world of abandoned children, unexplained occurrences and terrifying experiences which Eliza will have to overcome if she is to survive the secrets that lie within Gaudlin’s walls...

The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Novel

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1524760803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

The Absolutist

The Absolutist
A Novel by the Author of The Heart's Invisible Furies

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1635421667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A moving and deeply felt tribute to a love that dared to speak its name." —André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name A new edition of the beloved novel most similar thematically to the author’s mega-bestseller The Heart’s Invisible Furies It is September 1919, and twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan’s visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it. As he recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will–from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain. The Absolutist is a masterful, unforgettable tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I.

A Ladder to the Sky

A Ladder to the Sky
From the bestselling author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2018-08-09
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1473526310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A deliciously dark tale of ambition' Observer 'Gripping ... chilling and darkly comic tale of unrelenting ambition' Daily Express You've heard the old proverb about ambition, that it's like setting a ladder to the sky. It can lead to a long and painful fall. If you look hard enough, you will find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be-novelist Maurice Swift decides early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated author Erich Ackerman gives Maurice an opportunity. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell; whether or not he should is another matter. Once Maurice has made his name, he finds himself in need of a fresh idea. He doesn't care where he finds it, as long as it helps him rise to the top. Stories will make him famous, but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal. They may even make him do worse. This is a novel about ambition. What readers are saying: ***** 'A breath-taking story of dangerous infatuation and sociopathic ambition' ***** 'A beautifully written, genre defying novel that I couldn't help gobbling up in a couple of days.' ***** 'Dark comic humour ... fascinating and gripping storytelling.'

Beneath the Earth

Beneath the Earth
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-08-27
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1473526175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. The secrets we keep and the ways in which they shape us, the impossibility of shared loss, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our families and the distance we will run to protect ourselves. Drawing on a host of enthralling characters – a farmer, a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality; good parents, bad parents, writers and soldiers; a student, a rent boy and a hitman – Boyne examines the hopeful and the damaged without prejudice or judgement. This, his first collection of short stories, is some of John Boyne’s finest writing to date. It includes ‘Rest Day’ which won the 2015 Writing.ie Short Story of the Year award in Ireland.

The Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2021-08-05
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1473563321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The funniest book I've read in ages. Savage but compelling' Ian Rankin 'Funny, rumbustious, unstinting and wonderfully Hogarthian' The Observer 'His relish is infectious' Times _____________________________ What a thing of wonder a mobile phone is. Six ounces of metal, glass and plastic, fashioned into a sleek, shiny, precious object. At once, a gateway to other worlds - and a treacherous weapon in the hands of the unwary, the unwitting, the inept. The Cleverley family live a gilded life, little realising how precarious their privilege is, just one tweet away from disaster. George, the patriarch, is a stalwart of television interviewing, a 'national treasure' (his words), his wife Beverley, a celebrated novelist (although not as celebrated as she would like), and their children, Nelson, Elizabeth, Achilles, various degrees of catastrophe waiting to happen. Together they will go on a journey of discovery through the Hogarthian jungle of the modern living where past presumptions count for nothing and carefully curated reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Along the way they will learn how volatile, how outraged, how unforgiving the world can be when you step from the proscribed path. Powered by John Boyne's characteristic humour and razor-sharp observation, The Echo Chamber is a satiric helter skelter, a dizzying downward spiral of action and consequence, poised somewhere between farce, absurdity and oblivion. To err is maybe to be human but to really foul things up you only need a phone. 'Sharp, funny, and beautifully written, but it's also a brilliant reflection on the landscape we now live in' Sunday Times bestselling author, Joanna Cannon

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-09-26
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1448172802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name - on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .

A History of Loneliness

A History of Loneliness
from the bestselling author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1448111811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Gripping, harrowing and extremely moving... A painfully page-turning read...' - The Sunday Times Clonliffe Seminary, 1972. Odran Yates arrives after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He is full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran's devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people's faith in the Church. And when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once-respected institution, and recognize his own complicity in their propagation. From the award-winning author of The Heart's Invisible Furies, comes this courageous and intensely personal tale. Readers are moved by A History of Loneliness: ***** 'Captivating, absorbing, heart-wrenching. A must read.' ***** 'A really powerful story from an author renowned for writing such stories.' ***** 'One of the most moving books I have ever read.'

The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose
A Novel by the Author of The Heart's Invisible Furies

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2021-08-17
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1635421772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies and The Absolutist, a propulsive novel of the Russian Revolution and the fate of the Romanov family. Part love story, part historical epic, part tragedy, The House of Special Purpose illuminates an empire at the end of its reign. Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past—a past of death, suffering, and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days. Living in England with his beloved wife, Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported to St. Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the czar, in the early twentieth century—a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose.

A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom

A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom
A dazzling novel from the author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1473563313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some stories are universal. They play out across human history. And time is the river which will flow through them. It starts with a family, a family which will mutate. For now, it is a father, mother and two sons. One with his father’s violence in his blood. One who lives his mother’s artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will change their fate. It is a beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years – they will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From distant Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium to a life amongst the stars in the third. While the world will change around them, their destinies will remain the same. It must play out as foretold. It is written. A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is the extraordinary new novel from acclaimed writer John Boyne. Ambitious, far-reaching and mythic, it introduces a group of characters whose lives we will come to know and will follow through time and space until they reach their natural conclusion.

The Dare

The Dare
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-01-31
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1446497488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up. Consumed by guilt, Danny's mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family. Told in John Boyne's unique style from the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy, The Dare is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.

The Thief of Time

The Thief of Time
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-04-14
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1407068873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Extraordinary.... The various strands of the story are resolved with a stylish twist and genuine warmth.' The Sunday Express 'A minor masterpiece of organisation and historical sampling.' Time Out Matthieu Zela has lived his life well. In fact, he's lived several lives well. Because Matthew Zela's life is characterised by one amazing fact: his body stopped ageing before the end of the eighteenth century. Starting in 1758, a young Matthieu flees Paris after witnessing his mother's brutal murder. His only companions are his younger brother Tomas and one true love, Dominique Sauvet. The story of his life takes us from the French Revolution to 1920s Hollywood, from the Great Exhibition to the Wall Street Crash, and by the end of the twentieth century, Matthieu has been an engineer, a rogue, a movie mogul, a soldier, a financier, a lover to many, a cable TV executive and much more besides. Brilliantly weaving history and personal experience, this is a dazzling story of love, murder, missed chances, treachery - and redemption. _______________ What readers are saying about Thief of Time: ***** 'Beautifully written with a story that will stay with me for a very long time.' ***** 'Captivating from start to finish!' ***** 'Boyne is a born storyteller.' John Boyne's upcoming novel, THE ECHO CHAMBER, is available for pre-order now.

The Absolutist

The Absolutist
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-05-12
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1409044866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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September 1919: Twenty-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. But in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield and declared himself a conscientious objector, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. The letters, however, are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep within him. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. Whatever happens, this meeting will change his life – forever.

Mutiny On The Bounty

Mutiny On The Bounty
A Book

by John Boyne

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-11-24
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1407047027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pickpocket John Jacob Turnstile is on his way to be detained at His Majesty's Pleasure when he is offered a lifeline, what seems like a freedom of sorts - the job of personal valet to a departing naval captain. Little does he realise that it is anything but - and by accepting the devil's bargain he will put his life in perilous danger. For the ship is HMS Bounty, his new captain William Bligh and their destination Tahiti. From the moment the ship leaves port, Turnstile's life is turned upside down, for not only must he put his own demons to rest, but he must also confront the many adversaries he will encounter on the Bounty's extraordinary last voyage. Walking a dangerous line between an unhappy crew and a captain he comes to admire, he finds himself in a no-man's land where the distinction between friend and foe is increasingly difficult to determine...