My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One

By | October 5, 2017
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 1609450787
ISBN-13 9781609450786
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 331
Language English
Publisher Europa Editions
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Soon to be an HBO series book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post war Italy is a rich intense and generous hearted family epic by Italys most beloved and acclaimed writer Elena Ferrante one of the great novelists of our time Roxana Robinson The New York Times Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples Ferrantes four volume story spans almost sixty years as its protagonists 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 conflictual friendship Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first 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 her protagonists An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends writes Entertainment Weekly Spectacular says Maureen Corrigan on NPRs Fresh Air A large captivating amiably peopled bildungsroman writes James Wood in The New YorkerFerrante is one of the worlds great storytellers With My Brilliant Friend she has given her readers an abundant generous and masterfully plotted page turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come

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