Troubling Love: A Novel

byElena FerranteTranslated byAnn Goldstein

September 11, 2006|
Troubling Love: A Novel by Elena Ferrante
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A woman goes home to Naples after her mother’s mysterious death in a “tour de force” by theNew York Times–bestselling author ofMy Brilliant Friend (Seattle Times).

Following her mother’s untimely and unexplained drowning, which was preceded by a series of strange phone calls, forty-five-year-old Delia leaves Rome and embarks on a voyage of discovery through the beguiling yet often hostile streets of her native Naples. She is searching for the truth about her family and the men in her mother’s life, past and present, including an abusive husband. What she discovers will be more unsettling than she imagines, but will also reveal truths about herself, in this psychological mystery marked by “tactile, beautifully restrained prose” (Publishers Weekly) about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.

“Ferrante’s polished language belies the rawness of her imagery.” —The New Yorker

“With the quick-paced mystery guiding the story, Delia explores her relationship with her mother, unraveling memories and secrets repressed since childhood and coming to terms with an upbringing filled with jealousy and violence . . .Troubling Love is vivid and powerful.” —Library Journal

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:Troubling Love: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.25 X 5.4 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.25 X 5.4 X 0.45 in
Published:September 11, 2006
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781933372167

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