Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up for women during the 1970s. And yet, they are still very much bound to each other in a book that “shows off Ferrante’s strong storytelling ability and will leave readers eager for the final volume of the series” (Library Journal). “One of modern fiction’s richest portraits of a friendship.” —NPR

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Elena Ferrante
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-02 - Publisher: Europa Editions

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood.
The Beach at Night
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Elena Ferrante
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-01 - Publisher: Europa Editions

A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post). One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which
The Story of a New Name
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Elena Ferrante
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-25 - Publisher: Text Publishing

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
The Story of the Lost Child
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Elena Ferrante
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-31 - Publisher: Text Publishing

The Story of the Lost Child is the long-awaited fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay). The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples, to
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set
Language: en
Pages: 1680
Authors: Elena Ferrante
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-03 - Publisher: Europa Editions UK

“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014. Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant