My Brilliant Friend

Author(s): Elena Ferrante


My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante's prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country.


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Product Information

Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

General Fields

  • : 9781489054982
  • : Bolinda Publishing
  • : Bolinda Publishing
  • : August 2015
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elena Ferrante
  • : CD-Extra
  • : Unabridged