My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante

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The first entry in Ferrante’s four-volume “Neapolitan Novels”, My Brilliant Friend chronicles the complex and tumultuous friendship of Elena and Lila, two girls attempting to escape the poverty and violence of their neighborhood. Ferrante’s rich cast of characters and deft handling of social divisions provides a window into the evolving culture of Naples and the world beyond. The series creates a huge, lively world that you can easily get lost in, all the while telling a story that feels intimate and personal in scope.

My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012