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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

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In this powerful novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, fourteen-year-old Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which wears a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity, where her guide is the unforgettable Aunt Vittoria.

With this new novel about the passage from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante gives her readers another gripping, highly addictive, Neapolitan story.

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter, adapted to film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of Incidental Inventions, illustrated by Andrea Ucini, Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey, and a children's picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night. 

Ann Goldstein has translated into English all of Elena Ferrante's books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Story of the Lost Child, which was shortlisted for the MAN Booker International Prize. She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and is the recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award.