Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

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Publisher Description

Set in the late 1960s and the 1970s, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay continues the story of the feisty and rebellious Lina and her lifelong friend, the brilliant and bookish Elena. Lina, after separating from her husband, is living with her young son in a new neighborhood of Naples and working at a local factory. Elena has left Naples, earned a degree from an elite college, and published a novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned and fascinating interlocutors. The era, with its dramatic changes in sexual politics and social costumes, with its seemingly limitless number of new possibilities, is rendered with breathtaking vigor. This third Neapolitan Novel is not only a moving story of friendship but also a searing portrait of a rapidly changing world.

Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of today’s most compelling, insightful, and stylish authors has grown. She has gained admirers among authors, artists, and critics. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
11 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

WeeGingerLass ,

Those who leave and those who stay

I watched the Italian TV series ‘My Brilliant Friend’. I was very much hooked and was disappointed when I realised I couldn’t watch the next part to the series as it hadn’t been filmed yet and was to be getting filmed in 2020. I was eager to find out what happened next and I downloaded the books.
I enjoyed reading through the books and I now can’t wait to see the films (once they are released). Great story, love the background to the story. Definitely worth a read.

Si-Fi Bob ,

Listed as book four but is book 3

This is the third book in the series. Not Book 4!

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