My Brilliant Friend
From one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, ‘The Neapolitan Novels’ is an exploration of the friendship between Lila and Lena, two bright young girls who grew up in the tough, rough streets of post-war Naples. This is no normal friendship; it’s a friendship that loves, hurts, supports and destroys – and yet it is one that lasts a lifetime.
There are four novels that bring the streets of Naples vividly to life.
The first novel, ‘My Brilliant Friend’, begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these streets two girls, Lena and Lila, learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone – or anything