The Neapolitan Novels

8 books in series
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My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship.

There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante’s prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country.

©2011 Edizioni E/O (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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