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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

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...

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  • Author(s): Elena Ferrante
  • Location(s): Naples
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila have become women. Both have attempted pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the...

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
  • Author(s): Elena Ferrante
  • Location(s): Naples
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half 20th century

The second book in Ferrante’s lauded Neapolitan novels. Elena and Lila are now in their twenties. While marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that...

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
  • Author(s): Elena Ferrante
  • Location(s): Naples
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

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...

The Lying Life of Adults

The Lying Life of Adults
  • Author(s): Elena Ferrante
  • Location(s): Naples
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend. Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing...

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