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My Brilliant Friend

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My Brilliant Friend
Title
My Brilliant Friend
Statement of responsibility
Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
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Language
eng
Summary
Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy's most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times) Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its protagonists, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship. Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists."An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends," writes Entertainment Weekly. "Spectacular," says Maureen Corrigan on NPR's Fresh Air. "A large, captivating, amiably peopled bildungsroman," writes James Wood in The New YorkerFerrante is one of the world's great storytellers. With My Brilliant Friend she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come
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Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation
Theme
Storyline
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Cataloging source
BT
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  • Ferrante, Elena
  • Goldstein, Ann
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1949-
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Goldstein, Ann
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Series statement
Neapolitan novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
My Brilliant Friend
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781609458638
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
My Brilliant Friend
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609458638
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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