Lost Daughter
Lost Daughter

Lost Daughter

Elena Ferrante
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Leda, a middle-aged divorcee, 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 quickly to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as fierce and finely tuned as ever - she treats her theme with an intense, candid tenacity. A complex, controlled and piercing meditation on motherhood and womanhood.

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

"The Lost Daughter is a resounding success ... It is delicate yet daring, precise yet evanescent: it hurts like a cut, and cures like balm." (La Repubblica)

"The Lost Daughter is a novel about the female condition: the conflicts that can emerge in the sphere of marriage, the extinction of love and passion, the difficult relationships with children, which both obstruct and assist the free expression of one's feelings and the growth towards maturity." (La Stampa)

"Ferrante can do a woman's interior dialogue like no one else, with a ferocity that is shockingly honest, unnervingly blunt." (Booklist)

"So refined, almost translucent, that it seems about to float away. In the end this piercing novel is not so easily dislodged from the memory." (The Boston Globe) "Ferrante's prose is stunningly candid, direct and unforgettable. From simple elements, she builds a powerful tale of hope and regret." (Publishers Weekly)

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ISBN 9781933372426
Publisher Europa Editions
Format Paperback
Pages 160
Publication date 14 February 2008

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