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The Beach at Night
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A "beautifully written" (Washington Post) dark fable from a doll's point of view by the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels

Readers of Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll's perspective. 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.

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Unabridged
Street Date:
11/01/2016
Language:
English
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9781441701060
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Elena Ferrante. (2016). The Beach at Night. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Elena Ferrante. 2016. The Beach At Night. Blackstone Publishing.

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Elena Ferrante, The Beach At Night. Blackstone Publishing, 2016.

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Elena Ferrante. The Beach At Night. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2016.

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Readers of Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll's perspective. 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.

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A "beautifully written" (Washington Post) dark fable from a doll's point of view by the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels

Readers of Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll's perspective. 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.

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        Accidentally left at the beach by a five-year-old girl named Mati, a doll endures a disturbing night by the sea in pseudonymous novelist Ferrante's (nominal) first children's book. Narrating in first person, the doll doesn't mince words, whether about the cat that she fears has displaced her ("I hope he has diarrhea, and vomits, and stinks so much that Mati is grossed out and gets rid of him") or about the Mean Beach Attendant who shows up, rakes the doll and other discarded objects into a pile, and sets them on fire, all while singing an obscene song ("Open your maw/ I've shit for your craw/ Drink up the pee/ Drink it for me"). Readers only learn the doll's name, Celina, when the beach attendant pulls a hook from his mouth, "hanging on a disgusting thread of saliva," to steal it from her. Cerri's eerie scenes of the glassy-eyed doll are well-suited to the ominous nature of Ferrante's story, but although Celina and Mati are eventually reunited, it's the disconcerting combination of the doll's intensely human emotions and complete lack of agency that leaves the strongest impression. Ages 6–10.

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      • content: Narrator Natalie Portman rises to the challenge of telling an unsettling story, maintaining a steady pace that leaves no time for surprise or shock. Celina, a doll, is left to endure a horrific evening when her owner is distracted by a kitten and leaves her on the beach. Portman moves listeners from one bizarre moment to the next. Seen from Celina's vantage point, the beach attendant has unpleasant eyes--and worse. Portman delivers Celina's monologue with an ethereal eeriness that details her despondency at finding herself all alone and having to endure a nighttime storm, fire and waves, and the arrival of a dark animal at dawn--before a happy ending. A.R. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
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