Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 160945233X
ISBN-13 9781609452339
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Europa Editions
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Soon to be an HBO series book three in theNew York Timesbestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post war Italy is a rich intense and generous hearted epic by one of today s most beloved and acclaimed writers Elena Ferrante one of the great novelists of our time Roxana Robinson The New York Times In the third book in the Neapolitan quartet Elena and Lila the two girls whom readers first met inMy Brilliant Friend have become women 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 during the nineteen seventies Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong unbreakable bond Ferrante is one of the worlds great storytellers With the Neapolitan quartetshe 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