The Lying Life of Adults (Paperback)

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Is Giovanna really like her aunt Vittoria? Could anything be worse? For those of us who've longed to return to the lying, cheating, hateful world of the Naples we loved in Ferrante's Neopolitan novels, this book is a huge gift.

— Ann


A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend.

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? Into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself?

She is searching for a new face in 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, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape.

Product Details
ISBN: 9788935668557
ISBN-10: 8935668559
Publisher: Hangilsa
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Language: Korean