Marriages have long been the subject of literary fascination, and oftentimes the depiction of the institution is that of a failing relationship burdened by infidelity and boredom. In Groff's masterpiece, that is not the case. She writes about one that, despite its secrets and trials, is largely successful. At the novel's heart is a compelling story about the history and the connection between two people of disparate backgrounds, bolstered by lyrical and intricate writing that channels the epic poetry of the Greeks. A bold choice considering that marriages are often not the most immediate subject of epic poetry, but it is a choice that pays off because it magnifies the mundane and gives it more edge.
Fates and Furies - Lauren Groff