Against the backdrop of a seductive and perilous Naples, Elena Ferrante delivers a searingly honest chronicle of a lifelong female friendship. Translated by Ann Goldstein.

The fourth volume in the dazzling saga of a friendship between two women: brilliant, bookish Elena and fiery, uncontainable Lila. Having moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books, Elena returns to her home city to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never freed herself from Naples. And her entrepreneurial success only draws her into closer contact with the nepotism, criminal violence and inviolable taboos that infect her neighbourhood.

The Man Booker International Prize 2016
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The Story of the Lost Child

Elena Ferrante

About the Author

Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. This is all we know about her.
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Ann Goldstein

Ann Goldstein

About the Translator

American editor and translator from the Italian language Ann Goldstein was born in New Jersey, USA, in 1949. She is an editor at The New Yorker magazine.
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