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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Days of Abandonment comes The Lost Daughter, Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet.

Leda, a middle-aged divorcee, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Throughout the novel, Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.

©2006 Edizioni E/O. Translation ©2008 by Europa Editions (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Point of view

having read three other of her books this is the view from one of her character's interesting to see the other side

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Well written, unlikable characters

The author paints a beautifully vivid picture of the Italian coast. Unfortunately, the characters were all unlikable. I hardly ever say this, but I wish I would have just seen the movie.

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Ferrante at her best

A remarkable turn of events, a devastating ending. And Ferrante's marvelous prose. Worth every page.

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Awful disappointment

After having read the Neapolitan series about Alaina and Lela I thought for sure I'd love this authors other books. I was wrong. The writing itself is good and similar to the 4 part series I enjoyed, but this main character and the woman in the other (Abandon whatever...) are unlikeable, crazy and unrelatable! I drudged through these two books just because I kept thinking something would happen to change my mind, but no. Absolutely disappointing!!

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AwfulStory and narrator

At first intriguing, then just weird. Protagonist must be one of the most unlikeable ever. Narrator overacted and had nasal quality.

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muy buena novela

Esta novela es excelente. La lectura en voz alta es muy buena también. El contenido es seco, a veces cruel, pero así es la vida a veces. La autora representa bien ese tipo de momentos, y nos lleva a la vida de una mujer madura que enfrenta una nueva etapa en su vida.

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Boring

I couldn’t even finish it that’s how bad it was. Wish I could get a refund.

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  • Curly Welshie
  • 09-03-20

Absolutely awful.

Please don't waste hours of your life listening to this. I saw it's being made into a film with Olivia Colman and Paul Mescal so thought great, it must be a really good story.
I struggled to get through it. The narrator is robotic, the 'story' doesn't go anywhere, you can't feel any empathy for any of the characters, it's just so incredibly boring.
Didn't want to give any stars, but won't let me do that, so one star it is.

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  • 01-22-21

Not a great story.

Struggled to read it. kept waiting for a story to emerge. Disappointing. Well written though. Superbly read by narrator.