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The Story of the Lost Child

Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

Neapolitan Novels Band 4

The "stunning conclusion" to the bestselling saga of the fierce lifelong bond between two women, from a gritty Naples childhood through old age (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The Story of the Lost Child concludes the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, who first met amid the shambles of postwar Italy. In this book, life's great discoveries have been made; its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship remains the gravitational center of their lives.

Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet, somehow, this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief.

"Lila is a magnificent character." -The Atlantic

"Everyone should read anything with Ferrante's name on it." -The Boston Globe
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Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), which was made into a film directed by Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), adapted by Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), soon to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of a Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (Europa, 2016) in which she recounts her experience as a novelist, and a children’s picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016). The four volumes known as the “Neapolitan quartet” (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) were published in America by Europa between 2012 and 2015. The first season of the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, directed by Severio Costanzo premiered in 2018.

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Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Seitenzahl 480 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 20.02.2020
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781609452964
Verlag Europa Editions
Dateigröße 1504 KB
Übersetzer Ann Goldstein
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The Story of the Lost Child, Elena Ferrante
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Icking am 08.09.2017

Wunderbar. Wenn man sich nicht bis zum Erscheinen des Titels auf Deutsch gedulden kann.. und ganz nebenbei sein Englisch ein bisschen updaten möchte!