"The Furies shares the same virtuosic prose of (Hobhouse's) earlier fiction and at the same time moves beyond it, to become a sad, beautiful--and profoundly affecting--meditation on love and death and family."-- The New York Times
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The last novel by Janet Hobhouse, author of Everybody Who Was Anybody: a Biography of Gertrude Stein, Nellie Without Hugo, Dancing in the Dark and November, who died of cancer in 1991. Set on both sides of the Atlantic, it is a contemporary story of a woman, her mother and her loves.Review:
"This is a grim, tough, powerful, and beautiful book, the memoir of a genuine heroine, whose struggle against the calamities that beset her -- beginning with the wounds inflicted by a remote coldhearted father and a pathetically helpless mother and ending with the anguish of a wrecked marriage, the mother's suicide, and the author's own fatal illness -- was waged with enormous intelligence and fortitude, and even with flair. At the heart of the book -- and depicted with pitiless candor -- is the tortuous bond of love between mother and daughter. That at the end of her brief life, Janet Hobhouse could transform her suffering into a confession so precise and evocative and singularly unselfpitying, so strangely full of verve, strikes me as a considerable moral as well as literary achivement." -- Philip Roth "A stunning heartbreaker of a book, shot through with pellucid sadness...[an] extraordinary last book in which [Hobouse's] pain is as insistent--and lustrous--as her craft." --S
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