My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)
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My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

My Brilliant Friend is the gripping first volume in Elena Ferrante’s widely acclaimed Neapolitan Novels. This exquisitely written quartet creates an unsentimental portrait of female experience, rivalry and friendship never before seen in literature.


The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship.

Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls' path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself.

My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers.

 

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