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The Lying Life of Adults

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
A NEW YORK TIMES & NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A BEST BOOK OF 2020
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A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter. Soon to be a NETFLIX Original Series.

“Another spellbinding coming-of-age tale from a master.”—People Magazine, Top 10 Books of 2020

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.

Named one of 2016’s most influential people by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world’s most read and beloved writers. With this new novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In The Lying Life of Adults, readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.

“There’s no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year.”—ELLE Magazine

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-591-6 / 978-1-60945-591-0 (USA edition)
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July 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
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September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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November 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
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September 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-60945-715-3 / 978-1-60945-715-0 (USA edition)
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July 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: Elena Ferrante
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
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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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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein - translator
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein - translator
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein - translator
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein - translator
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK