The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER-9781787703124

The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by Ferrante, Elena, Goldstein, Ann

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Author: Ferrante, Elena, Goldstein, Ann

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 1 July 2021 by Europa Editions (UK) Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 336 pages
128 x 196 x 25 | 228g

'AN INCENDIARY PORTRAIT OF THE VOLCANIC CURRENTS OF SEX AND BETRAYAL.'-Mail on SundayTHE INTERNATIONAL No. 1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF MY BRILLIANT FRIENDA BBC2 Between The Covers Book Club Pick BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 - SHORTLISTED FOR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARSoon to be a NETFLIX original series18M OF ELENA FERRANTE'S BOOKS SLOD WORLDWIDEGiovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own?Giovanna's search leads her to 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. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.

Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This is no amiable coming-of-age tale... the most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read. It is brilliant.'-The Financial Times'An astonishing, deeply moving tale.'-The Guardian 'Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping.'-The Daily Mail WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:'Brilliant as always.'-Jan on Amazon'A tightly crafted and gripping story.'-Maxwell on Goodreads'Excellent book. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!'-Mhairi on Amazon'I woke up eagerly looking forward to reading more of this novel every single day.'-Violet on Goodreads'Fans of Elena Ferrante will not be disappointed.'-Lesley on Amazon