Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies: Book club and discussion.

Fates and Furies Has Gorgeous Writing and an Intelligent Structure. But Is It Misogynist?

Fates and Furies Has Gorgeous Writing and an Intelligent Structure. But Is It Misogynist?

Reading between the lines.
Dec. 9 2015 3:10 PM

The Audio Book Club Invokes Fates and Furies

Slate critics debate Lauren Groff’s ambitious new novel.

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This month, Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, an ingeniously structured novel about a husband and wife who don’t know each other as well as they think they do. Are the book’s mythological references brilliant or cumbersome? Who are those voices in parentheses? Does Groff have a secretly retrograde vision of gender relations?

Also, be sure to check out Laura Miller’s essay on Fates and Furies for the September Slate Book Review.

Next month the Audio Book Club will dig into Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. Read the book and stay tuned for our discussion in January!

Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed.

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