Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Neapolitan Novels, Book Three)
Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by "one of the great novelists of our time" ( The New York Times ). In the third book in the New York Times -bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend , Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission.