Thorndike Press

The Story of a New Name

  • Elena Ferrante
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  • ISBN-10: 1594139946
  • ISBN-13: 9781594139949
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 lbs ( .84 kgs)
  • 730 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released July 2016
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
The Neapolitan Novels (Book 2)
A modern masterpice from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors. My Brillant Briend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted portrait of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through their lives, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous change.


Customer Reviews

“Ferrante’s writing is captivating and insightful. She delves deeply into the character of the girls’ friendship, ushering them into womanhood with an honesty that is acutely personal. Her keen grasp of emotional nuances and minutiae evokes the work of D. H. Lawrence, and the richness of her storytelling is likely to please fans of Sara Gruen and Silvia Avallone.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Ferrante masterfully combines Elena's recollections of events with Lila's point of view as documented in her notebooks to drive the narrative. The women's fraught relationship and shifting fortunes are the life forces of this poignant book.”

— Publishers Weekly