Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff | The story of a marriage told first from the husband’s, then wife’s, perspectives presents two very different accounts of the same relationship. If you love inventive prose, emotionally complex characters, plots with intricate puzzle pieces — or simply reading about relationships — this one is for you.
A Dreamy Marriage Turns To Rage In 'Fates And Furies'
Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies. "[Grief is pain internalized, abscess of the soul. Anger is pain as energy, sudden explosion.]" (300). Another review: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/books/review/lauren-groffs-fates-and-furies.html?_r=0
"...a remarkable book begins. Writer Lauren Groff was born in 1978, too late to have witnessed such scenes, but she renders them with a lushness and specificity that will startle old-timers out of their Birkenstocks."
Ann and Emily want to read 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. 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.