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Pageturners Book Club at Orange City Library

Wed October 14 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wed 14 October 2020, at 5:30 am

The October read for Pageturners is Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults. It will be the book for discussion on Wednesday October 14 at the new daytime session 12.30pm – 1.30pm new or evening session 5.30pm – 7pm at Orange City Library. Please book your place via Eventbrite for either of these sessions.

Both sessions are limited to 10 participants due to the current COVID-19 NSW Health Restrictions and social distancing and hygiene rules apply.

Named one of 2016’s most influential people by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world’s most read and beloved writers.

The Lying Life of Adults is her first standalone (and first work of published fiction) since her mega-hit Neapolitan Quartet.

 ‘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 in Rione Alto, at the top of Via San Giacomo dei Capri. Everything – the spaces of Naples, the blue light of a very cold 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.’

Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself?

She is searching for a new face in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape.

More about the author:

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008) and the four volumes of 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), published by Europa Editions between 2012 and 2015. She is also the author of a children’s picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night, and a work of non-fiction, Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey. Incidental Inventions, her collected Guardian columns, was published in 2019.

Bookings:

October Daytime Meeting:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pageturners-book-discussion-group-daytime-october-meeting-tickets-120344111477

October Evening Meeting:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pageturners-book-discussion-group-evening-october-meeting-tickets-120344887799

Details

Date:
Wed October 14
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Orange City Library
147 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Phone:
02 6393 8132
Website:
http://cwl.nsw.gov.au/branches/orange.htm

Other

Location
Orange
Artform
Literature

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