Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Since the publication of the acclaimed My Brilliant Friend and The Story of A New Name, Elena Ferrante's reputation has grown enormously. Her novels about the friendship between Lila and Elena, about the mysteries of human relationships, are utterly compelling. In Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the two protagonists are now in their thirties. Lila, married at sixteen, has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage, and has now joined the workforce. Elena has left the neighbourhood in Naples, been to university, and published a successful novel, all of which has brought her into a wealthier, more cultured world. Both women are seizing opportunities to flee a life of poverty, ignorance and submission. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by an unbreakable bond.
* Widespread review coverage in major broadsheet and tabloid newspapers such as the Age, Sydney Morning-Herald and Herald Sun * Review coverage in women's glossy magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue and Ele * Review coverage in literary publications such as Kill Your Darlings and The Lifted Brow * Review coverage in general publications such as NZ Listener, Big Issue and Monthly * Advance reading copies available to the trade * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR and the Monthly, and on their associated websites * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including book lovers such as CAE, Good Reading and Goodreads * Summer Reading Guide promotion with discount on Book One in the series * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Promotions in Text newsletters and website
Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of four other novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name. She is one of Italy's most acclaimed authors. Ann Goldstein has translated Elena Ferrante's earlier novels. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award.