The Story Of The Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

byElena FerranteTranslated byAnn Goldstein

September 11, 2015|
The Story Of The Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four by Elena Ferrante
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The “stunning conclusion” to the bestselling saga of the fierce lifelong bond between two women, from a gritty Naples childhood through old age (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The Story of the Lost Child concludes the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, who first met amid the shambles of postwar Italy. In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made; its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship remains the gravitational center of their lives.

Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet, somehow, this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief.

“Lila is a magnificent character.” —The Atlantic

“Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

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:The Story Of The Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:480 pages, 8.25 X 5.29 X 1.4 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 8.25 X 5.29 X 1.4 in
Published:September 11, 2015
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609452865

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