Troubling Love - Elena Ferrante (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781933372167
Department
Books
Released
1 Sep 2006
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elena Ferrante
Ann Goldstein (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Language
English
Number of Pages
139
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 13mm (181g)

Annotation

Following her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family.

Summary

  • A woman goes home to Naples after her mother’s mysterious death in a “tour de force” by the New York Times–bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend (Seattle Times).

    Following her mother’s untimely and unexplained drowning, which was preceded by a series of strange phone calls, forty-five-year-old Delia leaves Rome and embarks on a voyage of discovery through the beguiling yet often hostile streets of her native Naples. She is searching for the truth about her family and the men in her mother’s life, past and present, including an abusive husband. What she discovers will be more unsettling than she imagines, but will also reveal truths about herself, in this psychological mystery marked by “tactile, beautifully restrained prose” (Publishers Weekly) about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.

    “Ferrante’s polished language belies the rawness of her imagery.” —The New Yorker

    “With the quick-paced mystery guiding the story, Delia explores her relationship with her mother, unraveling memories and secrets repressed since childhood and coming to terms with an upbringing filled with jealousy and violence . . . Troubling Love is vivid and powerful.” —Library Journal

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Italy
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008) and the Neapolitan Quartet (Europa 2012-2015). She is also the author of a children's picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night.Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. Her translations for Europa Editions include novels by Amara Lakhous, Alessandro Piperno, and Elena Ferrante's bestselling My Brilliant Friend. She lives in New York.