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The lying life of adults / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

Ferrante, Elena, (author.). Goldstein, Ann, 1949- (translator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

4 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

"Giovanna'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 takes 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. But neither city seams to offer her any answers.... -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC FERRANTE (Text) 33892100704759 Adult New Books Book None 09/22/2020 On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609455910
  • ISBN: 1609455916
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Original title: La vita bugiarda degli adulti"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Giovanna'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 takes 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. But neither city seams to offer her any answers.... -- from book jacket.
Language Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Subject: Family secrets > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Naples (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Novels.

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