When you open up, who will let you in?
After losing her fiancé in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris
moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Formerly an
actress, she 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
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. Download and start listening now!