Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies : the #1 New York Times bestseller

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**Now available to pre-order, MATRIX, the remarkable new novel from Lauren Groff**
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'A really powerful novel' BARACK OBAMA
'Enough betrayal, vengeance and sex to read like one of the Greek tragedies' OBSERVER
'Rich, lyrical and rewarding.' PAULA HAWKINS, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Guardian Books of the Year

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 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 more complicated than it seems from the outside.

As the years pass, stunning revelations threaten to destroy everything they've built together; but the strongest marriages are those that survive the greatest blows. Some secrets are better left in the dark. Others must be torn into the open, no matter how dangerous they are.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
BARACK OBAMA'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AMAZON.COM's 2015 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
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'A lyrical and, at times, astonishingly beautiful account of how little it is possible to know about those closest to us.' FINANCIAL TIMES

'Addictive to read ... Groff has drawn a woman so complex it seems that with every chapter a new layer is revealed, each as deliciously intriguing as the next ... The result is a compelling portrait of an unconventional marriage across two decades.' STYLIST

'[A] stunning achievement. The plotting is elegant, intricate and assured . . . it will give you much to savour.' INDEPENDENT

'Absorbing and beautifully written, this is a riveting study of love, power and creativity.' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'A truly special novel ... if you haven't read her before, I'm delighted to take the credit for introducing you to one of your new favourite authors.' THE POOL

'A searing exploration of how far a person will go for love, loyalty and revenge.' TIME

'Rare and impressive... Groff has created a novel of extraordinary and genuine complexity ... The word "ambitious" is often used as code for "overly ambitious", a signal that an author's execution has fallen short. No such hidden message here. 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.' NEW YORK TIMES
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 277g
  • Windmill Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780099592532
  • 8,676

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A book to submit to and be knocked out by.
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Enough betrayal, vengeance and sex to read like one of the Greek tragedies * Observer * Rich, lyrical and rewarding. -- Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN * Guardian (Books of the Year) * A lyrical and, at times, astonishingly beautiful account of how little it is possible to know about those closest to us. * Financial Times * Addictive to read ... Groff has drawn a woman so complex it seems that with every chapter a new layer is revealed, each as deliciously intriguing as the next ... The result is a compelling portrait of an unconventional marriage across two decades. * Stylist * [A] stunning achievement. The plotting is elegant, intricate and assured . . . it will give you much to savour. * Independent * Absorbing and beautifully written, this is a riveting study of love, power and creativity. * Sunday Express * A truly special novel ... if you haven't read her before, I'm delighted to take the credit for introducing you to one of your new favourite authors. * The Pool * A searing exploration of how far a person will go for love, loyalty and revenge. * Time * Rare and impressive... Groff has created a novel of extraordinary and genuine complexity...The word "ambitious" is often used as code for "overly ambitious", a signal that an author's execution has fallen short. No such hidden message here. 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. * New York Times * A book to submit to and be knocked out by. * Meg Wolitzer * A dazzling novel ... At once intimate and sweeping, this is the story of a marriage as parallel myths-- flaring with passion and betrayal, with redemption and retribution, with the sort of heart-breaking, head-slapping secrets that make you want to seek out someone else who's read it. Lauren Groff is a powerful and graceful writer, one of the best of her generation. * Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins * Barack Obama's favourite book of last year (and getting on for ours too), Fates and Furies is finally coming out in paperback. The tale of a marriage in parallel myths is a truly delicious story. * Observer Magazine - We Love... * [An] ingenious novel ... buttressed by real emotional power * Mail on Sunday * Devastatingly good, with the most satisfying ending I've read in a long time. The writing is gorgeous, the plot twisting, and the characters are almost too real. * Sara Taylor, Guardian Books of the Year * A clear-the-ground triumph ... Groff captures the complicated ways love blesses, transforms and, yes, deceives us over many years...There's a touch of F. Scott Fitzgerald in this glamorous story... Halfway through, Groff leverages her story in a remarkable and transformative way ... A vertiginous ride that will shake your confidence in what you think you know about your spouse - and yourself. * Washington Post *
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About Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia and Fates and Furies, and two short story collections, Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won The Story Prize and been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work regularly appears in the New Yorker, the Atlantic and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta's 2017 Best Young American Novelists.
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2 11% (13,663)
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