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Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff


Overview - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE

"Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers - with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout." -- The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

"Elaborate, sensual...a writer whose books are too exotic and unusual to be missed."-- The New York Times

" Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

From the award-winning, New York Times- bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia , one of the most anticipated books of the fall: an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.  Read more...


 
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More About Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
 
 
 
Overview
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE

"Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers - with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout." --The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

"Elaborate, sensual...a writer whose books are too exotic and unusual to be missed."--The New York Times

"Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

From the award-winning, New York Times- bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, one of the most anticipated books of the fall: an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594634482
  • ISBN-10: 1594634483
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 400
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, is a mesmerizing exploration of marriage and the ties that bind us all. Lotto, an acclaimed playwright, and Mathilde, his elegant, elusive wife, are the ideal couple. Intelligent, attractive and very much in love, they seem bound for long-term marital bliss. But there’s more to their relationship than meets the eye, a disjunction Groff articulates by splitting the narrative into two parts and devoting one section to Lotto and the other to Mathilde. As each partner recalls their 24-year union, long-buried secrets and private rivalries come to the fore. Groff’s depiction of her characters’ inner lives—the hidden jealousies, the misunderstandings—is electrifying. Beautifully written and uncannily perceptive, this is a probing look at the tensions that lurk beneath the surface of every close relationship.

 

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