The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Book Title: The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

  • Publication Date: 01 Sep 2020
  • ISBN-13: 9781787702400
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 205 voters
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"AN INCENDIARY PORTRAIT OF THE VOLCANIC CURRENTS OF SEX AND BETRAYAL."-Mail on Sunday


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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? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own?


Giovanna's search leads her to 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, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.


Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.







A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


"This is no amiable coming-of-age tale... the most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read. It is brilliant."-The Financial Times


"An astonishing, deeply moving tale."-The Guardian


"Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping."-The Daily Mail





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"Brilliant as always."-Jan on Amazon


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