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"The Lying Life of Adults" by Elena Ferrante - Book launch



THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS, Elena Ferrante’s first novel in five years, is out on September 1st, and you can pre-order the book at Rizzoli.   Launch event in collaboration with the Center for Fiction

The Lying Life of Adults is the first novel in five years from Elena Ferrante, author of the bestselling and beloved Neapolitan quartet. The long-awaited release calls for a pub day party with Ferrante's fans from all over the world! On September 1, join Ferrante’s star translator Ann Goldstein, authors Siddhartha Deb, Lauren Groff, and Roxana Robinson, and other to-be-announced special guests for a day of literary talks, trivia, readings, and giveaways in celebration of “the literary event of the year”.


  • 4pm International Author Panel
  • 5pm Interactive Ferrante Fan Trivia and Readings from The Lying Life of Adults by International Translators and Ann Goldstein)
  • 6pm American Author Panel

In this powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter, readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story. With this new novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades.


The Lying Life of Adults

Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.

Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.


Date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Time: From 4:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Organized by : Center for Fiction

Entrance : Free


Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn,