Elena Ferrante

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Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, 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 conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their 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 two women.
“An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Spectacular.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air
“Captivating.” —The New Yorker
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372 printed pages
Original publication
2012

Impressions

    Olga Nerushevashared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🎯Worthwhile
    🚀Unputdownable

    After all the positive reviews on the Internet I expected something very different. At first, I was bored and disappointed with the lack of a plot in Ferrante's novel, but a few hours into the book I found myself not being able to stop thinking about the friendship between main characters and comparing it with my childhood relationships. I only hope not to lose this interest before finishing all four Neapolitan novels.

    Даша Зеленецькаshared an impression9 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💞Loved Up
    🚀Unputdownable

    Great!

    isidorashared an impression4 years ago
    🎯Worthwhile
    🌴Beach Bag Book
    🚀Unputdownable

    at first, i wasn't sure about this book. but as i kept reading, it completely engaged me in the story and i couldn't leave it aside. finished it in a bit less than three days. the story is very well thought through and very well put together. the style is simple but not boring and it is perfect for the story it is trying to tell. the more i think about what've read the more i realise how much i enjoyed it.

Quotes

    Ekaterina Leonovahas quoted4 years ago
    The plebs were us. The plebs were that fight for food and wine, that quarrel over who should be served first and better, that dirty floor on which the waiters clattered back and forth, those increasingly vulgar toasts. The plebs were my mother, who had drunk wine and now was leaning against my father’s shoulder, while he, serious, laughed, his mouth gaping, at the sexual allusions of the metal dealer.
    b4985983830has quoted3 months ago
    Life was like that, that’s all, we grew up with the duty to make it difficult for others before they made it difficult for us
    Natalie Halehas quoted8 months ago
    Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition lost substance in her presence.

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