Elena Ferrante's New York Times bestselling masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, book one of her Neapolitan Quartet, is now an extraordinary, visually vibrant graphic novel, with text adapted by Chiara Lagani, and illustrations by Mara Cerri.
HBO's four-season TV adaptation of My Brilliant Friend has enjoyed success with critics and viewers in the U.S.; the novel has been adapted for the stage and radio plays. Here, for the first time, it is brought to vivid life as a graphic novel by one of Italy's most beloved illustrators.
For Ferrante fans, for those new to Ferrante, for readers of graphic novels, Chiara Lagani's and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend: the graphic novel is a thrilling new adaptation of one of the best loved novels of recent decades. Translated by Ferrante's long-time translator, Ann Goldstein, the graphic novel tells the enduring story of the complex friendship between Lila and Len in post-war Naples.