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Review: My Brilliant Friend

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Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is an intricately personal novel about the friendship of two girls, Elena and Lila, who grow up together in an impoverished suburb of Naples during the 1950s. Lila is the “brilliant friend,” but is trapped

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