The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante

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"Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.
 

About Elena Ferrante

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Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the bestselling author of The Days of Abandonment, which the New York Times described as “stunning,” Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. Her latest novel and the first in a trilogy, My Brilliant Friend, will be available from Europa Editions on September 25, 2012.
 
Published March 1, 2008 by Europa. 125 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The young mother Nina is Leda’s sounding-board, but Ferrante fails to integrate Leda’s soul-searching with the problems of the fractious Neapolitan family on the beach.

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The arresting third novel from pseudonymous Italian novelist Ferrante (Troubling Love ) pursues a divorced, 47-year-old academic’s deeply conflicted feelings about motherhood to their frightening core.

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Publisher: Europa Editions Product Description "Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter i...

May 26 2008 | Read Full Review of The Lost Daughter

Chamber Four

In the dream I knew he wasn’t crying for a balloon, but for that balloon, and I’d wake up not in sweats as after the wolf dream, but with a weird lonely sadness aching in my stomach.

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