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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

Author(s): Elena Ferrante

Location(s): Naples

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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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. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her two protagonists.

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Wow, I was transported to Naples in this compelling novel about friendship.

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