Fates and Furies Author:Lauren Groff 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 marria... more »ge 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.« less
I loved this book and could not stop thinking about it after reading it. It is by no means a perfect book. At times, the author seems prone to flaunting her literary chops for their own sake, not in service to the book. The main characters are unevenly developed. However, there are flashes of real brilliance , especially in the "Furies" part of it. This is a fascinating exploration of a unique marriage, but larger themes can be explored. Are we responsible for our own happiness or at the whim of life's "fates and furies"?
The author skillfully reveals the layers of the protagonist's stories. However, I did not like the two characters so much. The author puts them forward as such charismatic people but couldn't convey that to me. It is interesting and has alot of twists and turns.