Named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2016, Elena Ferrante is the pseudonym of the author behind some of the most powerful and acclaimed novels of recent times. Famously private about her identity and personal life, Ferrante has been published in Italy since 1992 and achieved international fame with the widely-translated four volumes of her Neapolitan Quartet. The first novel in the series was adapted for a major television series for Sky Atlantic in 2018. Her other works include The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love and The Lost Daughter.
The reclusive genius behind the best-selling Neapolitan quartet returns with another flawlessly observed novel rich in astute psychology and multi-faceted characterisation. Following the fortunes of an adolescent girl through changing family dynamics and burgeoning self-realisation, The Lying Life of Adults is a pitch-perfect dissection of Italian family life and the untamed desires and self-destructiveness of youth.
The Neapolitan Quartet
Other books by Elena Ferrante
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