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Elena Ferrante

The Story of the Lost Child

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The ';stunning conclusion' to the bestselling saga of the fierce lifelong bond between two women, from a gritty Naples childhood through old age (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Story of the Lost Child concludes the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, who first met amid the shambles of postwar Italy. In this book, life's great discoveries have been made; its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet, somehow, this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. ';Lila is a magnificent character.' The Atlantic ';Everyone should read anything with Ferrante's name on it.' The Boston Globe
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  • klucharevacompartió su opiniónhace 6 años

    Это скорее не История о потерянном ребёнке, а о биполярном расстройстве и виктимной душе.

  • Olga Nerushevacompartió su opiniónhace 6 años
    👍Me gustó

    I now think that I could have enjoyed the last two books of the Neapolitan novels more if I gave them more time. Sometimes gobbling up a book leaves it a little chance to be thoroughly thought through, it leaves a little chance for the characters to be understood and related to. And I got annoyed with every one of the characters in the "story of the lost child".
    But I still could not put the book down. And I'm glad it leaves readers with a somewhat open ending as I've always been good in inventing ones of my own.

  • Anna Paputsacompartió su opiniónhace 7 años

    That's that book, which you could't stop reading


  • klucharevacompartió una citahace 6 años
    I felt strong, no longer a victim of my origins but capable of dominating them, of giving them a shape, of taking revenge on them for myself, for Lila, for whomever.
  • a1anmcompartió una citahace 6 años
    adjusted the blanket to protect her from the drafts
  • klucharevacompartió una citahace 6 años
    He was a man who emanated authority, even though authority is a patina and at times it doesn’t take much to crack it, if only for a few minutes, and glimpse a less edifying person.
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