Publisher: Europa Ed
Published: Sep 25 2012
Height: 1.10 Width: 5.10 Depth: 8.20
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