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A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.
“There’s no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year.”—Elle
Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.
Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: a Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and a Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between both in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.
Named one of 2016’s most influential people by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world’s most read and beloved writers. With this novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In The Lying Life of Adults, listeners will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.
Closing date: 04/10/2020
Publication date: 01/09/2020
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
|Publication date:||1st September 2020|
|Publisher:||Random House Audio Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Audiobooks of the Month, Family Drama,|
Elena Ferrante was born in Naples, Italy. Though one of Italyâ€™s most important and acclaimed contemporary authors, she has shunned public attention and willfully kept her identity a mystery. The Days of Abandonment is Elena Ferranteâ€™s second novel. She is also the author of Troubling Love (lâ€™Amore molesto), to be published by Europa Editions in 2006.More About Elena Ferrante