My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante

With Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, Europa Editions has published a new translation in which the youthful voices of the protagonist, Elena, and her best friend, Lila, evoke the precociously articulate perspective of Paloma from Muriel Barbery’s best-seller The Elegance of the Hedgehog (also from Europa) as they are faced with the incomprehensible obstinacy and prosaic rigidity of the parents, teachers, and neighbors who define the limits which surround them. As Elena and especially the brilliant Lila mature as teenagers, their personal visions and hope for the future impel them to pursue possibilities unimagined by their provincial (and brutal) Neapolitan families and neighbors. This is the first in a trilogy and I can’t wait for the rest.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

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