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Lost Daughter, The by Ferrante, Elena;Goldstein, Ann
ISBN: 9781925240139 – The Text Publishing Company 2015 – 144 pp, Paperback
Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels- The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan novels- My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Frantugmalia, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, was published in 2016. She is one of Italy?s most acclaimed authors.Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante?s work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Prize.
The Lost Daughter is a profound exploration of the conflicting emotions that tie women to their children.
Leda is a middle-aged, divorced mother devoted to her work as an English professor. After the departure of her grown-up daughters, she takes a holiday on the Italian coast. But after a few days things become unsettling; on the beach she encounters a family whose brash behaviour proves menacing. Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The tale of a woman’s rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with the past.