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The story of the lost child by Elena Ferrante (Europa)

“From October 1976 until 1979, when I returned to Naples to live, I avoided resuming a steady relationship with Lila. But it wasn’t easy.” OF COURSE, ┬áit was not easy. Lila “remained the same restless creature with an irresistible force … Continue reading

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante (Europa)

“I saw Lila for the last time five years ago, in the winter of 2005”. FERRANTE starts the third book of her Neapolitan quartet with a burst of energy, bubbling to get on with things. She leaps forward, gathering her … Continue reading

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The story of a new name by Elena Ferrante (Europa)

“In the spring of 1966, Lila in a state of great agitation, entrusted to me a metal box that contained eight notebooks”. NEW readers do not start here. The second part of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan passionatas is not a sequel, … Continue reading

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My brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante (Europa)

“This morning Rino telephoned. I thought he wanted money again and I was ready to say no.” WE start with a mystery, a disappearance. And also a set of family trees, in case you might need to flip back quickly … Continue reading

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