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.