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The Lying Life of Adults

(2020)
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“AN INCENDIARY PORTRAIT OF THE VOLCANIC CURRENTS OF SEX AND BETRAYAL.”—Mail on Sunday

THE INTERNATIONAL No. 1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

A BBC2 Between The Covers Book Club Pick

BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 – SHORTLISTED FOR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

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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.

Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

“This is no amiable coming-of-age tale… the most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read. It is brilliant.”—The Financial Times

“An astonishing, deeply moving tale.”—The Guardian  

“Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping.”—The Daily Mail

 

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“Brilliant as always.”—Jan on Amazon

“A tightly crafted and gripping story.”—Maxwell on Goodreads

“Excellent book. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!”—Mhairi on Amazon

“I woke up eagerly looking forward to reading more of this novel every single day.”—Violet on Goodreads

“Fans of Elena Ferrante will not be disappointed.”—Lesley on Amazon



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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)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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July 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4328-8054-3 / 978-1-4328-8054-5 (USA edition)
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September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-78770-236-7 / 978-1-78770-236-3 (UK edition)
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September 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-715-3 / 978-1-60945-715-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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November 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4328-9203-7 / 978-1-4328-9203-6 (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
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-78770-312-6 / 978-1-78770-312-4 (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)
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Audio Editions

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)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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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
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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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
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK