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My Brilliant Friend

(2012)
(The first book in the Neapolitan series)
A novel by

 
 
A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets, the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow - and as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge - Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.

With My Brilliant Friend, the first in a series, Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy's greatest storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted pause-resister, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations - a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new listeners to her work.

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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4104-9116-1 / 978-1-4104-9116-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: My Brilliant Friend (HBO Tie-in Edition)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-506-1 / 978-1-60945-506-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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November 2017 : Paperback
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Title: My brilliant friend
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 8866329290 / 978-8866329299
Publisher: My Brilliant Friend
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-59413-993-8 / 978-1-59413-993-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-078-7 / 978-1-60945-078-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8074-9 / 978-1-4830-8074-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: My Brilliant Friend: Library Edition (Neapolitan)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8072-2 / 978-1-4830-8072-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8073-0 / 978-1-4830-8073-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK