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    The Story of a New Name
    Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (translator)
    Europa Editions ISBN: 978-1-60945-134-9
    Pub. date: September 2013
    480 pages
    Size: 5.25 x 8.25
    Price: $18.00


    "[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship."
    John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR

    The second book, following 2012s acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

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