My Brilliant Friend My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
September 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
331
Pages
PUBLISHER
Europa Editions
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

mike_10009 ,

Captivating and beautiful

Prose and social commentary delivered oh so poetically.

ireadgud89 ,

A must read

With this book being translated and Elena’s writing style it is hard to follow at first; however, do not let that deter you. This book captures young womanhood in print.

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