Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fates and Furies

I blame Fates and Furies for my sleepy eyes today.
It was too compelling to put down,
and keep me up way past midnight.
Lauren Groff's praised novel
is about marriage and the dual perspectives
experienced from the same union.
She skillfully explores the interior lives of her leading characters,
and divides the tale into two distinctive books.
The modification in tone and structure
echos the shifting point of view. 

“Great swaths of her life were white space to her husband. What she did not tell him balanced neatly with what she did. Still, there are untruths made of words and untruths made of silences, and Mathilde had only ever lied to Lotto in what she never said.”

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