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Story of the Lost Child

Story of the Lost Child

Author(s): Elena Ferrante

Location(s): Naples

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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The fourth and final book of the internationally renowned and bestselling Neapolitan novels

One of the major publishing events of 2015, this dazzling saga of two women – the brilliant Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila – firmly establishes the Neapolitan Quartet as perhaps the most significant work to date of the 21st century. Life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses suffered. But, throughout it all, their friendship remains the gravitational centre of their lives. The unmissable finale to a great literary achievement.

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This is the fourth and last novel in the Neapolitan series written by Elena Ferrante and translated by Ann Goldstein. Friendship is put under the microscope, the writing is superb and Naples as a...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021