Description 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.
My Brilliant Friend - Customer Choice by Charlotte de Heer If Jonathan Franzen says that you should read Ferrante, you read Ferrante. What can I say? It’s everything you want in a book. It perfectly describes the relationship between two young friends in Napoli and how they cope with love, loss and new stages in their lives.
My Brilliant Friend - Staff Choice by Lynn What wisdom and intimacy. The Days of Abandonment (an earlier Ferrante novel) was both darker and brighter.
In the Neapolitan series:
1. My Brilliant Friend (2012) 2. The Story of a New Name (2013) 3. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (2014) 4. The Story of the Lost Child (2015)
Other novels: --Novels --The Days of Abandonment (2005) --Troubling Love (2006) --The Lost Daughter (2008)