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The Story of a New Name

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The Story of a New Name

Lila and Elena (introduced in MY BRILLIANT FRIEND) are now in their 20s. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, while Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. They share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.

The Story of a New Name
by Elena Ferrante

  • Publication Date: September 3, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • ISBN-10: 1609451341
  • ISBN-13: 9781609451349