Europa Editions The Lying Life of Adults: A novel
Europa Editions The Lying Life of Adults: A novel

The Lying Life of Adults: A novel

By Elena Ferrante

$26.00

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

+ -
Add to cart
Availability: On our shelves now

Soon to be a NETFLIX Original Series.

 

A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.

 

“There’s no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year.”—Elle

 

Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, is looking more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Will she turn out like her despised Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father have spent their whole lives avoiding and deriding? There must be a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.

 

Giovanna is searching for her true reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, neither city seems to offer answers or escape.

 

Named one of the most influential people of the year in 2016 by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world’s most read and beloved twenty-first century writers. With this new novel, she proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In The Lying Life of Adults, readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.

 

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2020
The New York Times Book ReviewVogueEntertainment WeeklyELLE MagazineBuzzFeedThe MillionsThe Seattle TimesUSA TodayTown & CountryThrillistPublishers WeeklyLibrary JournalHarper’s BazaarBookPageLiterary HubBBC Culture

 

Add to wishlist / Add to compare

Linden Tree Books

  • Where Imaginations Grow
  • (650) 949-3390
  • 265 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022
Copyright 2021 Linden Tree Books
Credit Card PayPal Digital Wallet