Fates and Furies

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Fates and Furies

By Lauren Groff

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594634475, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

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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, andFates and Furiesis an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout. TheNew 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 ofThe Monsters of TempletonandArcadia, one of the most anticipated books of the fall: an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

Fates and Furiesis 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.


About the Author
Lauren Groffis theNew York Times-bestselling author ofthree novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short-story collectionDelicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, and severalBest American Short Storiesanthologies; has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize; and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Award for New Writers, and theL.A. TimesBook Prize."


NPR
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

Drawing from experiences living in the South and wanting to counter older portrayals, the author of Morning Edition's latest book club pick sought to craft "a strong woman who doesn't self-destruct." More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

The Morning Edition Book Club listeners can put their questions to the novelist Lauren Groff, author of the latest selection, "Fates And Furies." Renee Montagne explains how to submit a question. More at NPR.org

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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015

Lauren Groff's new novel paints a portrait of marriage from the clashing viewpoints of a husband and wife. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Fates and Furies is "a marvel" � but that it could be better. More at NPR.org

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Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

Author and screenwriter Richard Russo has selected our third book � a new novel by Lauren Groff. Fates and Furies chronicles a marriage over 24 years. Russo calls it "an incredibly ambitious work." More at NPR.org

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Sunday, Sep 13, 2015

In Lauren Groff's new book, Fates and Furies, a marriage unfolds over many decades, from the husband's perspective, then the wife's. Groff talks about a marriage under the microscope. More at NPR.org

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