- Publish Date : DECEMBER 2021
- Author : Elena ferrante
- Imprint : Europa Editions
- Binding Type : Paperback
- Subject : Literary Fiction
- Language : English
- Mrp : 599
- ISBN : 9781787704183
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
Leda is devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave
home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead,
slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she feels liberated, as if her life has become lighter, easier.
She decides to take a holiday by the sea, in a small coastal town in southern Italy. But after a few days of
calm and quiet, things begin to take a menacing turn. Leda encounters a family whose brash presence
proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a small, apparently meaningless, event occurs, 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 seemingly serene tale of a woman’s pleasant rediscovery of
herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with an unsettled past.
The Lost Daughter is a compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood,
exploring the conflicting emotions that tie us to our children.