Waiting on Wednesday – The Furies: A Novel by Natalie Haynes

Posted June 18, 2014 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Furies: A Novel by Natalie HaynesThe Furies: A Novel by Natalie Haynes
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 26th 2014
Pages: 304
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Format: Hardcover

When you open up, who will you let in?

When Alex Morris loses her fiancé in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what she's taken on.

There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her...

About Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes, author of THE FURIES (THE AMBER FURY in the UK), is a graduate of Cambridge University and an award-winning comedian, journalist, and broadcaster. She judged the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and was a judge for the final Orange Prize in 2012. Natalie was a regular panelist on BBC2’s Newsnight Review, Radio 4’s Saturday Review, and the long-running arts show, Front Row. She is a guest columnist for the The Independent and The Guardian. Her radio series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, was first broadcast in March 2014.

I had heard about this book a few months back when it was first released in the UK under the title ‘The Amber Fury’. I was intrigued and am so glad to hear it was picked up by a US publisher. Has a definite Secret History feel to it that I’m loving.

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