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The Beach at Night

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The Beach at Night

Written by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, and translated by Ann Goldstein

Elena Ferrante returns to a story that animated the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a a writer: The Lost Daughter. But this time the tale 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, Minù, feelings of abandonment and sadness, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises. 

The Beach at Night
Written by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, and translated by Ann Goldstein

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2016
  • Genres: Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • ISBN-10: 1609453700
  • ISBN-13: 9781609453701