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The Lying Life of Adults
  • ISBN: 9781787703124
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Binding: Paprerback
  • Translation: Ann Goldstein

The Lying Life of Adults

Elena Ferrante

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Following the fortunes of an adolescent girl through changing family dynamics and growing self-realization, The Lying Life of Adults is Elena Ferante’s dissection of Italian family life and the follies of youth.

Giovanna moves between 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. Whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape. Translated by Ann Goldstein.

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