“She loves me, my mother. She loves me as much as ever. It is the once certainty in her uncertain life.” – On The Furies by Janet Hobhouse

The Furies—a thinly disguised memoir—by Janet Hobhouse is one of the most complex, most powerfully written, and most affective stories I’ve ever read. And it’s made richer by the truths behind it. As it begins, there’s the impression that it’s a novel of women—a saga—a family of women: “four generations of almost mystical Machinaean symmetry [...]