Lost Daughter - Elena Ferrante (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781933372426
Department
Books
Released
1 Mar 2008
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elena Ferrante
Ann Goldstein (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Language
English
Number of Pages
125
Dimensions
210 x 133 x 13mm (181g)

Annotation

When Leda's daughters leave home to be with their father, she decides to take a trip to a small coastal town in Italy, but soon after she arrives memories from her unsettled past come back to haunt her.

Summary

  • Another penetrating Neapolitan story from New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal, and Peter Sarsgaard

    Leda, a middle-aged divorcée, is alone for the first time in years after her two adult daughters leave home to live with their father in Toronto. Enjoying an unexpected sense of liberty, she heads to the Ionian coast for a vacation. But she soon finds herself intrigued by Nina, a young mother on the beach, eventually striking up a conversation with her. After Nina confides a dark secret, one seemingly trivial occurrence leads to events that could destroy Nina&;s family in this &;arresting&; novel by the author of the New York Times&;bestselling Neapolitan Novels, which have sold millions of copies and been adapted into an HBO series (Publishers Weekly).

    &;Although much of the drama takes place in [Leda&;s] head, Ferrante&;s gift for psychological horror renders it immediate and visceral.&; &;The New Yorker

    &;Ferrante&;s prose is stunningly candid, direct and unforgettable. From simple elements, she builds a powerful tale of hope and regret.&; &;Publishers Weekly

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Family Life
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Psychological
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Mothers and daughters; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Divorced women; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Empty nesters; Fiction.
Dewey Classification
853/.914

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.