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The Story of the Lost Child

(2015)
(The fourth book in the Neapolitan series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; many of life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship has remained the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up - a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received novels. In this final book, she has returned to Naples.

Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from the city of her birth. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity to the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Nearness to the world she has always rejected only brings her role as its unacknowledged leader into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, and unforgettable.

Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous, the story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty and brilliance. The four volumes in this series constitute a long, remarkable story that listeners will return to again and again, and every return will bring with it new revelations.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story Of The Lost Child (Thorndike Basic)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4104-9118-8 / 978-1-4104-9118-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story Of The Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels: Maturity, Old Age: Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-59413-996-2 / 978-1-59413-996-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-286-0 / 978-1-60945-286-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Thalia Book Club: Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Symphony Space, Inc.
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child (Neapolitan Novels, Book 4)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-3012-2 / 978-1-5046-3012-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child (Neapolitan Novels, Book 4)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-3011-4 / 978-1-5046-3011-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA