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Get an Exclusive Look at the Cover of Elena Ferrante’s Next Book

‘Frantumaglia’ will be released Nov. 1 by Europa Editions, the mysterious Italian author’s U.S. publisher

 Ferrante fans, here’s something the whet your appetites: the cover of her next book.

On Nov. 1, Elena Ferrante’s U.S. publisher, Europa Editions, will publish “Frantumaglia,”a collection of interviews and letters by the mysterious Italian author, whose true identity remains unknown.

The book promises to offer the most complete look yet at the woman behind the mega-best-selling Neapolitan novels.

On the same day, Europa will publish Ferrante’s first children’s book. Called “The Beach at Night,” the spooky, fable-like, illustrated story explores a theme that runs through much of the author’s work: a lost doll.

Both books will be translated into English by Ferrante’s star translator, Ann Goldstein.

Click here to read an excerpt from “Frantumaglia.”