My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
- Standardized Title:
- Amica geniale. English
- New York : Europa Editions, 2012-
- Ferrante, Elena. English ; Amica geniale. bk.1.
v. ; 21 cm.
- Friendship -- Fiction.
Naples (Italy) -- Fiction.
Italian fiction -- Translations into English.
- Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation.
The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. 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 her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.
- bk 1. Childhood, adolescence
Prologue : eliminating all the traces
Childhood : the story of Don Achille
Adolescence : the story of the shoes.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Gift of Georgia Shafia.
- Goldstein, Ann, 1949-
Goldstein, Ann, 1949- translator.
- 9781609450786 (v. 1)
1609450787 (v. 1)
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