My brilliant friend
From one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, comes this ravishing and generous-hearted novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime.
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|Grouping Title||my brilliant friend|
|Grouping Author||elena ferrante|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-11-24 10:37:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-11-25 04:19:09AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|auth_author2||Goldstein, Ann, 1949-|
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|display_description||Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy's most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)|
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its protagonists, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship. Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.
"An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends," writes Entertainment Weekly. "Spectacular," says Maureen Corrigan on NPR's Fresh Air. "A large, captivating, amiably peopled bildungsroman," writes James Wood in The New Yorker
Ferrante is one of the world's great storytellers. With My Brilliant Friend she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Ferrante, E|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
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Female friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Naples (Italy) -- Fiction
Naples (Italy) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Poor girls -- Fiction
|title_display||My brilliant friend|
|title_full||MY BRILLIANT FRIEND [electronic resource] FERRANTE, ELENA.|
My Brilliant Friend
My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
My brilliant friend [electronic resource] Ferrante, Elena,
|title_short||My brilliant friend|