My Brilliant Friend (HBO Tie-In Edition) (Paperback)
Book 1: Childhood and Adolescence
Europa Editions, 9781609455064, 311pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/6/2015)
Paperback, Large Print (7/6/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (7/6/2016)
Compact Disc (1/1/2018)
Paperback, Chinese (12/1/2016)
Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times-bestselling "enduring masterpiece" about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women.
"An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends."--Entertainment Weekly
"Spectacular."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
"Captivating."--The New Yorker