Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Author
Elena Ferrante   Ann Goldstein 
Summary
Soon to be an HBO series, book three in the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.” (Roxana Robinson,&#xa0;<i>The New York Times</i>)<br /><br />In the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in&#xa0;<i>My Brilliant Friend</i>, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.<br /><br />Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. With the Neapolitan quartet&#xa0;she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
Genre
Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price
$10.99
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Release Date
2014-09-02


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