Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 400 pages

This much acclaimed novel is, basically, the story of a marriage told from two points of view.  The first half of the book describes the marriage through Lancelot Satterwaite’s eyes.  He is loving, trusting, loyal and has a way of making everyone adore him.  The second half is Mathilde, his wife’s , version.  She has a  past that she goes to great lengths to cover up.  Despite the fact that this is a marriage fraught with secrets, Lancelot(Lotto) and Mathilde are very much in love and are good for each other.

Groff’s sentence structure-sometimes awkward,  with lots of fragments-took a while for me to get used to.  However, despite that, I found Fates and Furies an engaging, thought-provoking read.

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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 400 pages

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