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The Story of a New Name

(2013)
(The second book in the Neapolitan series)
A novel by

 
Book Two in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet

In 2012, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend introduced readers to the unforgettable Elena and Lila, whose lifelong friendship provides the backbone for the Neapolitan Novels. The Story of a New Name is the second book in this series. With these books, which the New Yorker's James Wood described as "large, captivating, amiably peopled...a beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal," Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy's most accomplished storytellers. She writes vividly about a specific neighborhood of Naples from the late-1950s through to the current day and about two remarkable young women who are very much the products of that place and time. Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvelously nuanced portrait of friendship.

In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her enteree into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Story Of A New Name (Thorndike Basic)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4104-9117-X / 978-1-4104-9117-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-59413-994-6 / 978-1-59413-994-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-134-1 / 978-1-60945-134-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8056-0 / 978-1-4830-8056-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels, Book 2)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8058-7 / 978-1-4830-8058-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels, Book 2)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8057-9 / 978-1-4830-8057-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels Book 2)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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