The Lying Life of Adults

Version: Unabridged
Author: Elena Ferrante
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: September 2020
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

Soon to be a NETFLIX Original Series.

A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.

“There’s no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year.”—Elle 

Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.

Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: a Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and a Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between both in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.

Named one of 2016’s most influential people by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world’s most read and beloved writers. With this novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In The Lying Life of Adults, listeners will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.


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Written by Anonymous on September 17th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love Elena Ferrente and have read many of her works. Marisa Tomei did a wonderful job with the reading. The book was great and being Italian from that area of Italy I totally understand the culture. I however was not completely thrilled with the ending.

Author Details

Author Details

Ferrante, Elena

Elena Ferrante, author of "The Days of Abandonment", "Troubling Love", and "My Brilliant Friend", among others, is one of Italy s most important and acclaimed contemporary writers. Her true identity is unknown.