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

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, author of "The Days of Abandonment", "Troubling Love", and "My Brilliant Friend", among others, is one of Italy s most important and acclaimed contemporary writers. Her true identity is unknown.

Ann Goldstein is Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.