Beach At Night - Elena Ferrante (Hardcover)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781609453701
Department
Books
Released
1 Nov 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elena Ferrante
Mara Cerri (Illustrator)
Ann Goldstein (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Europa Editions Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
38
Dimensions
211 x 165mm (209g)

Annotation

A return to the tale at the center of the novel, The Lost Daughter, considered by the author to be a turning point in her development as a writer, traces the story behind the story of a doll who experiences a range of human emotions when she is accidentally left behind at the beach. Original.

Summary

A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post).

One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year.

Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective.

Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises . . .

“Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play
BIC Classification 1
Picture storybooks
Library Subject 1
Lost and found possessions
Library Subject 2
Beaches
Library Subject 3
Lost articles
Dewey Classification
FIC

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.

Review Quotes

Praise for The Beach at Night "Ferrante fans may well find 'The Beach at Night' intriguing, and it is certainly beautifully written."
--The Washington Post

"Cerri's eerie scenes of the glassy-eyed doll are well-suited to the ominous nature of Ferrante's story, but although Celina and Mati are eventually reunited, it's the disconcerting combination of the doll's intensely human emotions and complete lack of agency that leaves the strongest impression."
--Publisher's Weekly

"A complex and fascinating read."
--Toronto Star

..".translated beautifully and uncompromisingly by Ann Goldstein, The Beach at Night is a dark tale with a complex girl-doll heroine and malevolent baddie for brave little readers...classic Elena for beginners and their Ferrante-fevered parents."
--Times of London Praise for The Beach at Night
"Ferrante fans may well find 'The Beach at Night' intriguing, and it is certainly beautifully written."
The Washington Post
"Cerri's eerie scenes of the glassy-eyed doll are well-suited to the ominous nature of Ferrante's story, but although Celina and Mati are eventually reunited, it's the disconcerting combination of the doll's intensely human emotions and complete lack of agency that leaves the strongest impression."
Publisher's Weekly
"A complex and fascinating read."
Toronto Star
..".translated beautifully and uncompromisingly by Ann Goldstein, The Beach at Night is a dark tale with a complex girl-doll heroine and malevolent baddie for brave little readers...classic Elena for beginners and their Ferrante-fevered parents."
Times of London



" "Ferrante fans may well find 'The Beach at Night' intriguing, and it is certainly beautifully written."
The Washington Post
"Cerri's eerie scenes of the glassy-eyed doll are well-suited to the ominous nature of Ferrante's story, but although Celina and Mati are eventually reunited, it's the disconcerting combination of the doll's intensely human emotions and complete lack of agency that leaves the strongest impression."
Publisher's Weekly
..".translated beautifully and uncompromisingly by Ann Goldstein, The Beach at Night is a dark tale with a complex girl-doll heroine and malevolent baddie for brave little readers...classic Elena for beginners and their Ferrante-fevered parents."
Times of London



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