My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One

byElena FerranteTranslated byAnn Goldstein

October 5, 2012|
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante
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Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New 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 a Frantumaglia: A Writer''s Journey ...
Title:My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book OneFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.22 X 5.34 X 0.97 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.22 X 5.34 X 0.97 inPublished:October 5, 2012Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609450787

ISBN - 13:9781609450786

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