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The Lost Daughter

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The Lost Daughter

By Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein (Translator)

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372426, 125pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008

Description
From the author of My Brilliant Friend
"Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones
From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.


About the Author
Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the bestselling author of The Days of Abandonment, which the New York Times described as stunning, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. Her latest novel and the first in a trilogy, My Brilliant Friend, will be available from Europa Editions on September 25, 2012."