Format:
Kit
Author:
Ferrante, Elena.
Title:
My brilliant friend. (Neapolitan novels, book 1.) [kit] : childhood, adolescence / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Europa Editions, 2015, c2012.
Description:
10 books (331 pages) in a cloth bag + 1 study guide (4 p.)
Summary:
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.
Series:
Neapolitan novels ; book 1
Subjects:
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Book club in a bag.
Naples (Italy) -- Fiction.
Italy -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Fiction.
Other Author:
Goldstein, Ann, 1949-
Other Title:
My brilliant friend
Childhood, adolescence
Notes:
Translation of: L'amica geniale.
Contents:
Prologue : eliminating all the traces -- Childhood : the story of Don Achille -- Adolescence : the story of the shoes.
ISBN:
9781609450786
1609450787
Other Number:
946961772
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
583853
Call Number:
BCB My Book Club in a Bag
Course Reserves:
0
# System items in:
0
Medium:
[kit]