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The lying life of adults

Author: Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2020. ©2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Italian fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein
ISBN: 9781609455910 1609455916
OCLC Number: 1134756433
Notes: Originally published as La vita bugiarda degli adulti in 2019 by Edizioni e/o.
Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Vita bugiarda degli adulti.
Responsibility: Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

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"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."--Provided by publisher.

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