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Furies (Reprint) (Paperback) (Natalie Haynes)

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"Steady pacing paired with well-timed foreshadowing and fully realized characters make this one compelling from the beginning. Fans of Donna Tartt'sThe Secret History (1992), Erin Kelly's The Poison Tree (2011), and Tana French'sThe Likeness (2008) will likely enjoy the new perspective Haynes' conversational style offers to similar material." --BooklistAfter losing her fiancé in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Formerly an actress, Alex accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a school commonly referred to as "The Unit," a last-chance learning community for teens expelled from other schools in the city. Her students have troubled pasts and difficult personalities, and Alex is an inexperienced teacher, terrified of what she's taken on and drowning in grief.

Her most challenging class is an intimidating group of teenagers who have been given up on by everyone before her. But Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up in unexpected ways, and she gradually develops a rapport with them. But are these tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge teaching more than Alex ever intended? And who becomes responsible when these students take the tragedies to heart, and begin interweaving their darker lessons into real life with terrible and irrevocable fury?

Natalie Haynes' The Furies is a psychologically complex, dark and twisting novel about loss, obsession and the deep tragedies that can connect us to each other even as they blind us to our fate.

Moving from London to Edinburgh after tragically losing her fiancé, former actress Alex Morris accepts a drama-therapy teaching job for troubled teens and bonds with them over the Greek tragedies in ways that help her heal but inspire the teens in disturbing ways. By the award-winning author of The Ancient Guide to Modern Life.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 297
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Natalie Haynes
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2015
TCIN: 44370978
UPC: 9781250048011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-5993
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