Translated by Ann Goldstein
2006, pp. 144, Paperback
$ 14.95 / £ 7.99
“In tactile, beautifully restrained prose, Elena Ferrante makes the domestic violence that tore the household apart evident.”
“The raging, torrential voice of [this] author is something rare.”
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Following her mother’s untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. Reality is buried somewhere in the fertile soil of memory, and Delia is determined to find it. This stylish fiction from the author of The Days of Abandonment is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book’s central motifs. A story about mothers and daughters, and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.
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