My Brilliant Friend: A Novel (neapolitan Novels, 1)

byElena FerranteTranslated byAnn Goldstein

October 5, 2012|
My Brilliant Friend: A Novel (neapolitan Novels, 1) by Elena Ferrante
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Now an HBO series: the first volume in theNew York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).

Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.

Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women.

“An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Spectacular.” —Maureen Corrigan,NPR’s Fresh Air

“Captivating.” —The New Yorker

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), which was made into a film directed by Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), adapted by Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), soon to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019)...
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Title:My Brilliant Friend: A Novel (neapolitan Novels, 1)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.22 X 5.34 X 0.97 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.22 X 5.34 X 0.97 in
Published:October 5, 2012
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609450786

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