The Lying Life of Adults pdf

The Lying Life of Adults

                     The Lying Life of Adults pdf

“The Lying Life of Adults” is a story of love, loss, heartbreak, and unbreakable bonds. This novel is written by Elena Ferrante. This is a gorgeous story about how life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to, but if we’re willing, we can still make it a great life. It is a good compelling story, engaging and, easy to read. This is the perfect holiday novel, you can pick it up and get straight back into the story.

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Description of The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Two years before leaving home my father said to my mother that I was very
ugly. The sentence was uttered under his breath, in the apartment that
my parents, newly married, had bought at the top of Via San Giacomo dei
Capri, in Rione Alto. Everything—the spaces of Naples, the blue light of a
frigid February, those words—remained fixed. But I slipped away, and am
still slipping away, within these lines that are intended to give me a story,
while in fact I am nothing, nothing of my own, nothing that has really
begun or really been brought to completion: only a tangled knot, and
nobody, not even the one who at this moment is writing, knows if it
contains the right thread for a story or is merely a snarled confusion of
suffering, without redemption.

I loved my father very much; he was an unfailingly courteous man. A
refined manner perfectly matched a body so slender that his clothes
seemed a size too large, and this, to my eyes, gave him a look of inimitable
elegance. His features were delicate, and nothing—deep-set eyes with long
lashes, impeccably engineered nose, full lips—spoiled their harmony. With
me he had an air of cheerfulness on every occasion, whatever his mood or
mine, and he never shut himself in his study—he was always studying—
unless he got at least a smile out of me. He especially liked my hair, but it’s

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hard to say, now, when he started praising it, maybe when I was two or
three. Certainly, during my childhood we had conversations like this:
“What lovely hair, so fine, so shiny—will you give it to me?”
“No, it’s mine.”
“How about a little generosity.”
“If you want I can lend it to you.”
“Excellent, then I just won’t give it back to you.”
“You already have yours.”
“What I have I took from you.”
“That’s not true, you’re lying.”
“Check for yourself: yours was too pretty and I stole it.”
I would check but just to play along, I knew he would never steal it. And
I laughed, I laughed a lot; I had much more fun with him than with my
mother. He always wanted something of mine, my ear, my nose, my chin:
they were so perfect, he said, he just couldn’t live without them. I loved
that tone, which proved to me over and over again how indispensable I
was to him.
Naturally, my father wasn’t like that with everyone. At times, when he
was really caught up in something, he tended to frantically mash together
sophisticated arguments and uncontrolled emotions. At other times,
instead, he was curt, resorting to brief, extremely precise phrases.

      ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment
(Europa, 2005), which was made into a film directed by
Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), adapted by
Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), soon
to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the
author of Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019), illustrated by
Andrea Ucini, Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (Europa, 2016),
and The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016), illustrated by Mara
Cerri. The four volumes known as the “Neapolitan quartet”
(My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave
and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) were
published by Europa Editions in English between 2012 and
2015. My Brilliant Friend, the HBO series directed by Saverio
Costanzo, premiered in 2018.

 

 

 

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