Troubling Love (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2006 - Fiction - 144 pages
81 Reviews
"A deeply observed, excruciatingly blunt novel."-The New Yorker

"The raging, tormented voice of the author is something rare."-The New York Times

Following her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother's final days.

This stylish fiction from the author of The Days of Abandonment is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book's central motifs. A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.

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An ambiguous plot with many unpleasant characters. - Goodreads
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Simple plot with an unexpected unraveling. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

Elena Ferrante deserves to be a household name. I love this woman's writing. I loved her novel "The Days of Abandonment" and hoped to love "Troubling Love" just as much. This is a short novel about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

I'm reading this through Rooster,the iphone reading app that serializes two books each month. This is March 2015's co-selection (the other is Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"). Certainly I want to know ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the bestselling author of The Days of Abandonment, which the New York Times described as “stunning,” Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. Her latest novel and the first in a trilogy, My Brilliant Friend, will be available from Europa Editions on September 25, 2012.

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