Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own? Giovanna's search leads her to two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.
This powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by bestselling author Elena Ferrante is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.
Author: Ferrante, Elena, Goldstein, Ann, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd, Series: N/A, Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd, Published: 08/07/2021, Pagination: 336 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication: United Kingdom