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Taken from a landmark collection in Italian literature that was a major influence on Elena Ferrante, this story follows a young girl from a poor family in Naples who is about to get her first pair of eyeglasses. A modern classic of exquisite powerful writing.
In this erotic and shifting narrative, a journalist has an affair with a musician while thinking of her husband and of how this illicit relationship began. As their romance unfolds, the origins of lust and desire are explored with a deep sensuality and an incisive precision, ultimately outlining a lucid portrait of the mechanics of passion.
As the wealthy Sheridan family prepares for a garden party, they learn that their working-class neighbor Mr. Scott has died. When Laurie, the youngest Sheridan daughter, takes a basket of leftovers to the Scott family, she realizes just how sheltered her life has been. A powerful tale of epiphany.
Sonya’s grandmother only knows how to cook chicken but in her old age, still she is able to make heads spin. and but what about Sonya? When will she learn how to kiss? A cute coming of age story that takes place in Soviet Russia.