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The Story of the Lost Child

by Elena Ferrante

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In the final volume in a four-book saga, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, now friends as adults, reflect and deal with life's great discoveries, as well as its vagaries and losses. Translated by Ann Goldstein.

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9 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

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Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. She says she tries to stick to the text when she translates. "You're not trying to write your own version of it," she says. Courtesy of Ann Goldstein hide caption

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Translator Behind Elena Ferrante Novels Says Her Job Is To Be An 'Enabler'

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'Lost Child' Wraps Up Ferrante's Neapolitan Series With 'Perfect Devastation'

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In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

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