Fates and furies [sound recording] : a novel /

by Groff, Lauren; Damron, Will; Whelan, Julia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2015]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 11 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781611764628; 1611764629.Subject(s): Married people -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Audiobooks | Romance fiction | Love storiesRead by Will Damron and Julia Whelan.Summary: An examination of a marriage that is a portrait of one extraordinary union.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER <br> A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD <br> NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK<br>NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE <p>"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." -- The New York Times Book Review (cover review) <p>"Elaborate, sensual...a writer whose books are too exotic and unusual to be missed."-- The New York Times <br> <br> " Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post <p> From the award-winning, New York Times- bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton , Arcadia , and Florida, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. The perfect gift for Mother's Day. <br> <br> Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. <p> 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. <p> 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.

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Read by Will Damron and Julia Whelan.

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An examination of a marriage that is a portrait of one extraordinary union.

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In this novel in two parts, Groff presents the reader with the story of a marriage told from the perspective first of the husband, "Lotto" Satterwhite, and then of his wife, Mathilde. As in her 2012 novel Arcadia, Groff uses Greek mythology (the titular Fates and Furies) as a framework to tell a modern-day tale. The author's writing is gorgeous, her imagery striking, and if there are occasional moments when the lyricism of the prose gets in the way of the narrative pace, these fortunately do not take away from the overall enjoyment of the book. Lotto's story ("Fates," engagingly narrated by Will Damron) presents the linear history of his more than 20-year marriage. Only when the reader nears the end of that first section does it become clear that this story is not as straightforward as it may have appeared, with a twist that is both surprising and shocking. Mathilde then tells her tale (-"Furies," beautifully narrated by Julia Whelan), moving back and forth in time and memory and leading the listener to question nearly everything in the book's first section. -Verdict Beautifully written and paced, this novel is highly recommended for all adult listeners. ["A unique and compelling literary read, populated with extraordinary characters": LJ 6/15 starred review of the Riverhead hc.]-Wendy Galgan, St. Francis Coll., Brooklyn © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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