The Beach at Night by Elena Ferrante audiobook

The Beach at Night

By Elena Ferrante
Translated by Ann Goldstein
Read by Natalie Portman

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781609453701
0.43 Hours Unabridged
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A “beautifully written” (Washington Post) dark fable from a doll’s point of view by the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises.

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Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Books to Read This Fall

An NPR Best Book of 2016

A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick for November 2016 

A “beautifully written” (Washington Post) dark fable from a doll’s point of view by the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels

Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wondrous…This book will be a small delight, another lovely and brutal glimpse of female subtext, of the complicated bonds between mothers and daughters in a cruel and indifferent world.” New York Times
“Beautifully written.” Washington Post
“Translated beautifully and uncompromisingly by Ann Goldstein, The Beach at Night is a dark tale with a complex girl-doll heroine…Classic Elena for beginners.” Times (London)
“It’s the disconcerting combination of the doll’s intensely human emotions and complete lack of agency that leaves the strongest impression.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Elena Ferrante

Author Bio: Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante, author of The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and My Brilliant Friend, among others, is one of Italy’s most important and acclaimed contemporary writers. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2016 by Time.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English