My Brilliant FriendBook - 2012
Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times -bestselling "enduring masterpiece" about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples ( The Atlantic ).
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women.
"An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends." -- Entertainment Weekly
"Spectacular." --Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
"Captivating." -- The New Yorker
From Library Staff
Journey back to 1950s Italy as two female friends grow up together in a world where families and friends are in a constant state of conflict. Beautifuly written by the mysterious "Elena Ferrante" (a pen name for an author unknown).
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