My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
I’ve heard readers of this book describe it as an American rags-to-riches tale transplanted to 1950s Naples. At first glance, this description seems apt. The characters show the same kind of zeal for raising their standards of living, and reinventing themselves according to the measure of their own ambitions that we have seen in such quintessentially Am…
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