My brilliant friend: Neapolitan Series, Book 1

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A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. 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 her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction:The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a trilogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

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series Neapolitan
series2 The neapolitan novels ;
series_with_volume Neapolitan
subject_facet AudioEbooks Hoopla, Downloadable audio, Female friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Naples (Italy) -- Fiction, Streaming audio
table_of_contents Prologue : eliminating all the traces -- Childhood : the story of Don Achille -- Adolescence : the story of the shoes.
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title My brilliant friend Neapolitan Series, Book 1
title_alt Amica geniale.
title_display My brilliant friend
title_full My Brilliant Friend Neapolitan Series, Book 1, My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante, My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein, My brilliant friend / by Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
title_short My brilliant friend
title_sort my brilliant friend
title_sub Neapolitan Series, Book 1
topic Fiction, Literature
topic_facet Fiction, Literature
translation Italian