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“Sex, lies and fraught family ties.”

Author: Emma Levy
Newspaper, blog or website: The Seattle Times
Date: Sep 23 2020
URL: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/sex-lies-and-fraught-family-ties-in-naples-fill-elena-ferrantes-latest-the-lying-life-of-adults/

The Lying Life of Adults is desultory and meandering at times, but in this way, it mirrors the structure of the coming-of-age journey it tracks [ . . . ] Giovanna’s internal transformation [materializes] as she is volleyed between the corrosive forces of her parents and aunt. As a young woman who does not feel at home in her own body, how is she to maneuver the many traps of adulthood when the influence of the adults in her life is poison?”

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