Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Publish date: September 2nd 2014
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Italian Literature
Series: L'amica geniale (#3)
"The solitude of women’s minds is regrettable, I said to myself, it’s a waste to be separated from each other, without procedures, without tradition." (72%) TW: This book contains SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE I need time for my heart and my mind to recover. And to think this isn't the last book...
I'm glad I became enchanted with this series before the furor around unmasking Elena Ferrante broke. These books are as delicate as they are brutal, as biting as they are comforting.
I love the relationship between Elena and Lina, Elena's approach to feminism, the relationship with her sister-in-law. I hope the next book has fewer pages dedicated to the Neapolitan Prince Charming, Nino.
My goodness, could these get any better. There is something so raw and exposing about these characters, you almost feel embarrassed for them. In my review of the first book, I mentioned how the books were woman-centric without being feminist themed. Strike that. Lenu and Lila are all grown up...