The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter

Book - 2008
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Leda, a middle-aged divorcee, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns quickly to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as fierce and finely tuned as ever - she treats her theme with an intense, candid tenacity. A complex, controlled and piercing meditation on motherhood and womanhood.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2008.
ISBN: 9781933372426
1933372427
Branch Call Number: FERRANTE
Characteristics: 125 pages ; 21 cm.

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MillieBT
Jun 23, 2017

Leda is a middle aged woman of two grown daughters.....she is an English literature scholar and by her own words an unnatural mother....I personally didn't care for this story...thankfully it was a short story!!!!!!!!!

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gtallar
Jan 08, 2017

An excellent structure of the consise, but full of woman's psychology, novel. Very human portrait of a complecated motherhood. Parenthood is never simple. Sometimes we, mothers, hide well some of ours deepest secrets, desires and challenges, but unexpected circumstances might expose burried emotions. On the other hand - it could be liberating and educational.

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wgsimmons
Oct 22, 2014

her third novel

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mclarjh
May 29, 2014

Well written domestic thriller.

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macierules
Jul 06, 2011

great psychological tension in this mystery. I just love Europa Editions as each selection is such an original read.

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