A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
"One of the great novelists of our time."--Roxana Robinson, the New York Times
Lila has recently married and made her entr e into her husband's family business. Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the Neapolitan neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase of their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives. In this "large, captivating, amiably peopled bildungsroman," (James Wood, The New Yorker) Elena Ferrante gives readers a poignant, universal story about friendship, class, and belonging.