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This is what it is to be a woman.
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2018
I found Elena Ferrante by accident, a name mentioned in passing in an article chanced upon in an otherwise empty minute. In some sense, isn't this how we always meet the people who will matter, by some whim of circumstance? Ferrante writes women as they are. The complexities, confusions, passions, losses - Ferrante distills this into female characters in whom you see pieces of every girl, maiden, woman, or crone you will ever know. I gifted this to my sister for her most recent birthday, and it's not often I gift books -- doing so reveals too much of who you are at the time you pass the book into the hands of another. There is nothing left secret after reading The Neapolitan Series.