Fates and Furies - Fates: Chapters 1 – 5 Summary & Analysis

Lauren Groff
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Chapter 1 – 22 year-old Lotto and Mathilde are at the shore in Maine in May after being married that morning. They have sex on the beach. Lotto has dealt with much loss and people abandoning him in his life, so he hopes the marriage to Mathilde will mean they will be together forever. Mathilde tells him no one belongs to anybody, but that they belong together.

Chapter 2 – This chapter occurs in the past. Lotto Satterwhite, short for Lancelot, is originally from Florida, born in the late 1960s to wealthy parents named Gawain and Antoinette. Lotto was so nicknamed by his Aunt Sallie who didn’t want Lotto to be beat up at school. Sallie was Gawain’s sister, having first introduced him and Antoinette while Antoinette was working as a mermaid and seeking a job as Cinderella at the new Disney theme park in Orlando...

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