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Description - The Story Of A New Name by Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At sixteen Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth, and horror at the life she has chosen. Elena's own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila's turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila. The sequel to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the enthralling chronicle of a friendship that is obsessive, loving, complicated, hurtful, enduring and constantly startling. It is an exhilarating experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781489055224
ISBN-10: 1489055223
Format: CD-Extra
Imprint: Bolinda Publishing
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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