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The Lying Life of Adults

(2020)
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From the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples

"Ferrante shows again how she is unbeatable."- The Times (UK)

"Modern, urgent, truthful." - Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The Telegraph

"Elena Ferrante is an expert chronicler of adolescence and its many indignities, as well as its erratic, overwhelming passions." - The Observer

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? Into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself? She is searching for a new face in 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, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape.

Elena Ferrante is unsurpassed in her ability to draw readers into her books from the very first page and she proves this again with The Lying Life of Adults, pulling us into what the Italian trade magazine Il libraio described as ‘not a mere story but an entire world.’ The millions of readers who found themselves addicted to My Brilliant Friend and the Neapolitan quartet will find that this new novel has the same addictive, do-not-disturb-I’m-reading qualities.

TO BE PUBLISHED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN OVER 40 COUNTRIES: AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER IN THE MAKING!

THE ITALIAN EDITION OF THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS (November 2019) HAS SOLD OVER 300,000 COPIES, REMAINING STEADY AT THE TOP END OF NATIONAL BESTSELLER LISTS

BBC Radio 4 Book At Bedtime adaptation to be broadcast over 2 weeks at time of publication.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4328-8054-3 / 978-1-4328-8054-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-591-6 / 978-1-60945-591-0 (USA edition)
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
ISBN: 1-78770-236-7 / 978-1-78770-236-3 (UK edition)
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-78770-240-5 / 978-1-78770-240-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 0-593-34088-4 / 978-0-593-34088-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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