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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
- The Neapolitan Novels, Book 3
- Written by: Elena Ferrante
- Narrated by: Hillary Huber
- Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom were first introduced in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons.
Finished the third out of 4. Fantastic!
- By Marina Bolletta on 2019-04-14
A beautifully written book about miserable people leading joyless lives.
I loved the first two books, but none of the characters in this story have any redeeming qualities that make spending 17 hours listening to their plights enjoyable.