Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Elena Ferrante (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781609452339
Department
Books
Released
2 Sep 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elena Ferrante
Ann Goldstein (Narrator)
Ann Goldstein (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Series
Neapolitan Novels
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
210 x 133mm (446g)

Annotation

Continues the story of Lina and Elena as they push against boundaries in 1970s Italy, where Lina has left her husband and is working in a factory while taking care of her son and Elena has graduated college and published a novel.

Summary

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times).

In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up for women during the 1970s. And yet, they are still very much bound to each other in a book that “shows off Ferrante’s strong storytelling ability and will leave readers eager for the final volume of the series” (Library Journal).

“One of modern fiction’s richest portraits of a friendship.” —NPR

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Female friendship
Library Subject 2
Naples (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.