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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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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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By TZVI SZAJNBRUM on 12-22-15

Another brilliant novel

After reading some of the negative reviews I couldn't believe that this author could produce anything other than another brilliant novel . Fortunately I was proved correct. The second of a quartet this book continues the story of Lena and Linu. The depiction of the individual personalities of the two women, their lives, lusts, goals and actions are mesmerizing . The author's language is beautiful and the narrator is unsurpassed.

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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


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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