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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)
Now an HBO series, book four in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)

Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief.

Ferrante is one of the world's great storytellers. With the Neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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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

November 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The story of the lost child
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 8866329320 / 978-8866329329
Publisher: E/O
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October 2016 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Story Of The Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-925355-39-X / 978-1-925355-39-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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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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March 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: Summary & Analysis
Author(s): Elena Ferrante, Book Junkie
ISBN: 1-5304-8104-X / 978-1-5304-8104-0
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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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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2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-925240-51-7 / 978-1-925240-51-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child: 4
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4890-7869-X / 978-1-4890-7869-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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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 : Canada 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 : UK 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
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child (Neapolitan Novels, Book 4) by Elena Ferrante (2015-09-01)
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 : Canada 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.
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September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of the Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels Book 4)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2015 : 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
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