Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, The

Ann Goldstein, Elena Ferrante

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd

Published: 8th Jul '21


From the author of My Brilliant Friend, a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples. Soon to be adapted into a NETFLIX original series.

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SKU: 9781787703124



“AN INCENDIARY PORTRAIT OF THE VOLCANIC CURRENTS OF SEX AND BETRAYAL.”-Mail on Sunday THE INTERNATIONAL No. 1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF MY BRILLIANT FRIEND A BBC2 Between The Covers Book Club Pick BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 – SHORTLISTED FOR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR Soon to be a NETFLIX original series Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own? Giovanna’s search leads her to 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. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other. Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER “This is no amiable coming-of-age tale… the most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read. It is brilliant.”-The Financial Times “An astonishing, deeply moving tale.”-The Guardian “Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping.”-The Daily Mail WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: “Brilliant as always.”-Jan on Amazon “A tightly crafted and gripping story.”-Maxwell on Goodreads “Excellent book. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!”-Mhairi on Amazon “I woke up eagerly looking forward to reading more of this novel every single day.”-Violet on Goodreads “Fans of Elena Ferrante will not be disappointed.”-Lesley on Amazon

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 336