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    The Lying Life of Adults

    £8.99
    From the author of My Brilliant Friend, a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples. Soon to be adapted into a NETFLIX original series.
    ISBN: 9781787703124
    AuthorElena Ferrante
    Pub Date08/07/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages336
    Availability: In Stock

    A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick 2021


    A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



    From the author of My Brilliant Friend, a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples



    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Soon to be adapted into a NETFLIX original series


    "Incendiary." - Mail on Sunday


    "The most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read."-Financial Times


    "An astonishing, deeply moving tale."-The Guardian


    "Modern, urgent, truthful."-The Telegraph




    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? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own?


    Giovanna's search leads her to 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, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.


    This powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by bestselling author Elena Ferrante is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

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    A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick 2021


    A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



    From the author of My Brilliant Friend, a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples



    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Soon to be adapted into a NETFLIX original series


    "Incendiary." - Mail on Sunday


    "The most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read."-Financial Times


    "An astonishing, deeply moving tale."-The Guardian


    "Modern, urgent, truthful."-The Telegraph




    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? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own?


    Giovanna's search leads her to 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, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.


    This powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by bestselling author Elena Ferrante is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.