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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend

By Elena Ferrante
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A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. 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. Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a quartet, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

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Paperback
Publisher
Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Publication date
Oct 1 2016
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781920602017
ISBN-10
1920602011
Weight
305000g
Dimensions
144.0mm by 210.0mm
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$26.25 USD
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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Thorndike Press
Publication date
Jul 6 2016
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781410491169
ISBN-10
1410491161
Weight
567g
Dimensions
140.0mm by 218.0mm
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$36.24 USD
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Format
Paperback
Publisher
The Text Publishing Company
Publication date
Feb 25 2015
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781925240009
ISBN-10
1925240002
Weight
303g
Dimensions
128.0mm by 198.0mm
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Format
Paperback
Publisher
The Text Publishing Company
Publication date
Jul 24 2013
Language
English
Pages
336
ISBN-13
9781922147462
ISBN-10
192214746X
Weight
440.0g
Dimensions
154.0mm by 234.0mm
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