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The Lying Life of Adults

by Elena Ferrante

Hardback £20
Published 1st September 2020, 336 pages
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“AN INCENDIARY PORTRAIT OF THE VOLCANIC CURRENTS OF SEX AND BETRAYAL.”- Mail on Sunday

THE INTERNATIONAL No. 1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

Soon to be a NETFLIX original series

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Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own?

Giovanna’s search leads her to two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.

Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.


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SOON TO FEATURE ON BBC 2’S BETWEEN THE COVERS WITH SARA COX

“This is no amiable coming-of-age tale… the most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read. It is brilliant.”- The Financial Times

“An astonishing, deeply moving tale.”- The Guardian

“Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping.”- The Daily Mail

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“Brilliant as always.”-Jan on Amazon

“A tightly crafted and gripping story.”-Maxwell on Goodreads

“Excellent book. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!”-Mhairi on Amazon

“I woke up eagerly looking forward to reading more of this novel every single day.”-Violet on Goodreads

“Fans of Elena Ferrante will not be disappointed.”-Lesley on Amazon

Details

The Lying Life of Adults
by Elena Ferrante and Ann Goldstein

ISBN
9781787702363

Publisher
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Sept. 1, 2020

Page count
336 pages