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A Year in Reading: Claire Messud

Author: Claire Messud
Newspaper, blog or website: The Millions
Date: Dec 2 2015
URL: http://www.themillions.com/2015/12/a-year-in-reading-claire-messud-2.html

One of the great pleasures of this year for me was the last volume of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan tetralogy, The Story of the Lost Child. It’s not to be read on its own, though — you’ve got to devour the other three books first. Ferrante builds her rich and textured world over time, and this last volume would not, I think, truly make sense without the others.