Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff is tragic and wonderful and if you are a sucker for love stories, could leave you with a deep sense of longing. I hesitate to delve too far into the psyche of the main characters, lest I ruin them for each reader’s own discovery—especially as you hit the second half of the novel. For sure, it is a story that’ll stick to your brain for awhile.
Lotto, son of a mermaid and a bottled water magnate is exiled from the South to the North as a teen when his mother tries to control destiny vis a vis boarding school. And it’s in the latter days of his college years he meets Mathilde, a young woman tagged with an icy reputation no one has yet to been able to break through. The attraction is both mutual and all-consuming, and leads to a marriage that is steadfast if not always perfect.
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