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The story of the lost child / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

Ferrante, Elena, (author.). Goldstein, Ann, 1949- (translator.).


"The ... saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. In this book, both are adults; life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives"
The brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila have made life's great discoveries, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up-- a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Now, in a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous-- and in a world undergoing epochal change-- Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship.

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  • ISBN: 9781609452865 :
  • ISBN: 1609452860
  • Physical Description: 473 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Original title: Storia della bambina perduta.
Formatted Contents Note:
Maturity -- Old Age.
Language Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Naples (Italy) > Fiction.
Italy > Social life and customs > 1945- > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 41 of 44 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Larchmont Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 44 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Larchmont Public Library FERRANTE (Text) 31014153075324 Fiction Checked out 06/10/2024

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