The Lying Life of Adults

Elena Ferrante

£20.00

Elena Ferrante’s searing new standalone novel.

Hardback

Fiction > Fiction in translation

ISBN: 9781787702363

Published September 2020

336 pages

Description

Two years before leaving home my father said to my mother that I was very ugly. The sentence was uttered under his breath, in the apartment that my parents, newly married, had bought in Rione Alto, at the top of Via San Giacomo dei Capri.

Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself? She is searching for a new face in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm