Fates and Furies
By Lauren Groff
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.
My Review -
This book was very difficult to read at first, but once you get out of chapter 1, you start to enjoy the story, and really get into it. I felt that the author was doing a bit too much with the acts, but I still enjoyed the book. It gave me a lot to think about, especially about relationships. I was more bias towards Lotto because you could just FEEL his heart towards everything. A question this book made me think about is - Do you start afresh with your new partner, not talking about your past, or do you divulge every single thing so your partner knows before getting in too deep ?