"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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"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." --SAbout the Author:
Janet Hobhouse (1948–1991) was raised in New York City and educated at Oxford. She lived in London and New York and was the author of two works of non-fiction, The Bride Stripped Bare, a study of the female nude in art, and Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein, and four novels, Nellie Without Hugo, Dancing in the Dark, November, and The Furies, which was published after her death from ovarian cancer at the age of forty-two.
Daphne Merkin, a critic and novelist, is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. She has written a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler. She is currently at work on a cultural and personal memoir of depression, Melancholy Baby.
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