Résumé: 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.
Titre et contributions: The lying life of adults / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Publication: London: Europa, 2020
Description physique: 322 p. ; 24 cm
Langue: eng (Langue du texte, du film, etc.)