In this first in this much-lauded trilogy, Elena, now an older woman, recounts her tormented-yet-essential friendship with the captivating Lila Cerullo. She takes us back (with raw, beautiful prose) to their tough neighbourhood in Naples and traces the beginning of their arduous attachment up until their late teens.
- Readers looking for a raw, dark story set about an unusual friendship.
- Those interested in Italian history throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
- Lovers of intellectual fiction who rarely get to dive into a trilogy.