Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Lib/E (Neapolitan Novels #3) (Compact Disc)

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By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator), Hillary Huber (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

Do it.

— Sam

I choose book three because I don't recall anyone else choosing it as their favorite (it's obviously not the best), and to lend credence to a colleague's theory that we all respond strongest to the book in the series that is closest to our age and life experience.

— Doug


The incredible story continues in book three of the critically acclaimed Neapolitan novels

In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the 1970s. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781483080642
ISBN-10: 1483080641
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Language: English
Series: Neapolitan Novels