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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.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library LP FIC FERRANTE (Text) 33892100730952 Adult New Books Book None 04/10/2021 Checked out 06/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432880545
  • ISBN: 1432880543
  • Physical Description: 497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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General Note:
Originally published as La vita bugiarda degli adulti in 2019 by Edizioni e/o.
Summary, etc.:
"Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Parent and child > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Social classes > Italy > Naples > Fiction.
Naples (Italy) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.

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