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Elena Ferrante returns to the tale at the center of the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a writer: The Lost Daughter. But this time the story takes the form of a children’s fable told from the point of view of the lost (stolen!) doll, Celina. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, feelings of abandonment and sadness, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, and dark dreams.

Accompanied by the oneiric illustrations of Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night is a story for all of Ferrante’s many ardent fans.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick for November 2016 
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Books to Read This Fall
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