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The Lost Daughter

Ferrante, Elena, Goldstein, Ann
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Europa Editions
Published: February 14, 2008
ISBN: 9781933372426
160 pages

£10.99

Leda is a middle-aged, divorced mother devoted to her work as an English professor. After the departure of her grown-up daughters, she takes a holiday on the Italian coast. But after a few days things become unsettling; on the beach she encounters a family whose brash behaviour proves menacing.

Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The tale of a woman’s rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with the past.

The Lost Daughter is a profound exploration of the conflicting emotions that tie women to their children.

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