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Publisher's Summary

The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their 20s, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile Elena continues her journey of self-discovery.
These young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times while driving them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.
©2012 Edizioni E/O. Translation © 2013 by Europa Editions (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hannah Lissette on 07-07-15

Still hooked

Amazing story of friendship, hardship, lovers won and lovers lost, all with the underpinning of how education weaves its way through one life and not the other. Ready to start book three.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lauren S on 09-24-16

Heavy and engaging

This book will suck you in, pull you down, wind you up. It's sad and fascinating and frustrating but incredibly engaging. I feel like I know each character personally, like I live and grew up there. The narrator builds the feeling and characters with just the slightest change in her tone. I'm intrigued to continue on in the series.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By sarah on 05-21-15

Love love love

All absorbing . Going straight to next book in the series can't,t get enough.thanks f

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Vanina Schick on 01-20-17

Robotic narration

It's beyond me how a professional narrator could be this terrible. Strangely, when she is acting the roles of the characters she comes alive but when she speaks the internal monologue of the main character she sounds like a drone. It's so bad it's funny sometimes.
Highly suggest listening to a sample before buying!!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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