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The lying life of adults / Elena Ferrante.

Ferrante, Elena, (author.). Goldstein, Ann, (translator.).


Giovanna's pretty face has changed - it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own? Giovanna's search leads her to two kindred cities that fear and detest one another - the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other. Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432892036
  • ISBN: 1432892037
  • Physical Description: 500 pages (large print) ; 23cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Original title: La vita bugiarda degli adulti.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence > Fiction.
Naples (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Prince Rupert Library LP Ferr (Text) 33294002122653 Large Print Volume hold Available -

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