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Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2020
I became a huge fan of Ferrante after reading her Neapolitan series, but this is the first of her books outside that series that I have read, and it does not disappoint. It concerns a single woman, past her prime, vacationing alone at a seaside town in Italy. She sunbathes, reflecting back on her life, marriage, motherhood and career, but she simultaneously becomes consumed with a young, working class mother and her toddler daughter who are also vacationing on the beach. A rash, spontaneous act turns the situation strangely sinister. Definitely a good read.
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