Story of the Lost Child - Elena Ferrante (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781609452865
Department
Books
Released
1 Sep 2015
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elena Ferrante
Ann Goldstein (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Language
English
Number of Pages
464
Dimensions
210 x 135mm (505g)

Annotation

In the final volume in a four-book saga, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, now friends as adults, reflect and deal with life's great discoveries, as well as its vagaries and losses. Online reading-group guide. Original. 100,000 first printing.

Summary

Now an HBO series, book four in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.” (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)
 
Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. 

Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. With the Neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
 

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Female friendship
Library Subject 2
Naples (Italy)
Library Subject 3
Italy - Social life and customs - 1945-
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2007), and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2009). Her Neapolitan novels include My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and the fourth and final book in the series, The Story of the Lost Child. 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.