Fates and Furies
** Available to pre-order, MATRIX, the remarkable new novel from Lauren Groff **
‘A really powerful novel’ President Obama
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.
AMAZON.COM’s 2015 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
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
"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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