The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

By Elena Ferrante

Overview
The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend , featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and... View more
Binding Paperback
Other Available Formats Audio CD , MP3 CD
Pages 471 pages
Publisher Europa Editions
Publication Date September 03, 2013
Language English
Dimensions 5.32 x 1.38 x 8.22 inches
ISBN-13 9781609451349

Product Description

The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.

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