2021-04 Book Club

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

When: 21 April, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup for Zoom link

Where: Online or live, depending on the C... situation then

From the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples. Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.

Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.

Named one of 2016’s most influential people 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 writers. With this new novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante 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.

TO BE ADAPTED INTO AN ORIGINAL TV SERIES BY NETFLIX AND FANDANGO

Page count: 300

Pitch text from: Google Books

Pitch by: Marlen

First Suggested: September 2020

Supporter(s): Marlen, Nela, Richie, Rayna, Nadine

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