My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend - Neapolitan Quartet

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From one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, comes this ravishing and generous-hearted novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood 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 their friendship, beautifully and meticulously rendered, becomes a not always perfect shelter from hardship. Ferrante has created a memorable portrait of two women, but My Brilliant Friend is also the story of a nation. Through the lives of Elena and Lila, Ferrante gives her readers the story of a city and a country undergoing momentous change.

"Nothing quite like it has ever been published." - Guardian

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"This is high stakes, subversive literature." - The Telegraph

Book information

ISBN: 9781787702226
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
Imprint: Europa Editions
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 853.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1461
Number of pages: 331
Weight: 230g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 24mm