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The Story of a New Name

Neapolitan Series, Book 2 · Neapolitan

by Elena Ferrante Author · Ann Goldstein Translator


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The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. These young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times while driving them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

Publication Details

Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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United States, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Finland, Qatar, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland


  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 524 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 524 MB

Ann Goldstein (Translator)

Ann Goldstein is the former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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Elena Ferrante (Author)

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. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2016 by Time.

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