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Neapolitan Series 3: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

AuthorElena Ferrante

NarratorHillary Huber

SeriesNeapolitan, Book 3

Duration16h 43m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherBlackstone Audiobooks

VersionUnabridged

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In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, 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 1970s. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.

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