Fates and Furies – read an extract

Fates and Furies becomes a book to submit to, and be knocked out by, as I certainly was’ Meg Wolitzer

‘Lauren Groff is an exciting young novelist, gifted with elegant prose style and a narrative ambition as deep and as serious as the human mysteries she sets out to explore’ Lorrie Moore

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, Fates and Furies is an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

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.

Read an extract of Fates and Furies here

Order Fates and Furies in hardback or ebook – available 17th September 2015.

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