My Brilliant Friend My Brilliant Friend
Book 1 - Neapolitan Novels

My Brilliant Friend

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Publisher Description

Named the #1 Book of the 21st Century by the New York Times: The “enduring classic” about the lifelong friendship of 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

Basis for the HBO series

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
March 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
331
Pages
PUBLISHER
Europa Editions
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
3.6
MB

Customer Reviews

bcuff627 ,

Amazing

Really brings you in to their life. Such a fun read

Nessland10 ,

Who needs enemies with friends like Lenu?

I understand that the narrator narrates a time in her life when she was an adolescent, but the whole book dripped with bitterness. She thinks herself better than her friend yet talks about how much she worships her. Everything she does is to prove that she's better than this friend. It becomes very tedious really fast. I would've rather had Lila's POV because Lenu is exhausting and bitter even with the privileges that she comes to that her friend doesn't, really early on. I can't imagine reading more of her POV so will probably skip the rest of the novels. Life in the Napoli ghetto is well depicted though and will give it an extra star for that.

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