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Neapolitan Series 1: My Brilliant Friend

AuthorElena Ferrante

NarratorHillary Huber

SeriesNeapolitan, Book 1

Duration12h 36m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherBlackstone Audiobooks

VersionUnabridged

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A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets, the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow-and as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge-Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.

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