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Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name

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Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name

2020, pp. 331, Paperback
ISBN: 9781787702233
Translated by: Ann Goldstein
Region: Italy
Book collection: Europa B-formats
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£ 8.99

The book

The Neapolitan Novels, Volume 2

Now Available in B-format Paperback

Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighbourhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.

“An extraordinary epic.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“An unconditional masterpiece . . . I was totally enthralled.”—Jhumpa Lahiri

“The only book ever to make me shout out loud at a revelation in the story.”—The Guardian

“A beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal.”—James Wood, The New Yorker

The author

Elena Ferrante
Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), and the four novels 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) which were published by Europa Editions between 2012 and 2015. My Brilliant Friend, the HBO series directed by Saverio Costanzo, premiered in 2018. Ferrante is also the author of Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (Europa, 2016), a children’s picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016), and a collection of personal essays illustrated by Andrea Ucini entitled Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019). The Lost Daughter will be made into a feature film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman. Her most recent novel is The Lying Life of Adults (Europa, 2020).

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