Fates and Furies
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.
At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
Fates and Furies presents a complex examination of marriage with vibrant and original language.
Groff’s creative novel examines the complex marriage between the playwright, Lancelot, and his wife, Mathilde. In addition to writing interesting plot twists, memorable characters and references to Greek mythology, Groff deftly probes the creative process itself.
Fates and Furies peels back the layers of a marriage from the perspectives of each spouse, revealing that the glue holding their relationship together was constructed from their secrets as much as their truths.