My Brilliant Friend
Childhood, AdolescenceLarge Print - 2016
The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: x Large Print Coll
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm large print