“Much like the exquisitely rendered friendship of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan trilogy, set during a similar time period in Italy, here is a portrait of what it means to use and be used by the people you love most, to see the best and worst of yourself in a face not your own. And it’s a sign of incredible maturity and wisdom for this fine, prolific, and audacious young writer to fearlessly embrace the challenge of brining that uncomfortable internal conflict to the page.”
Jennifer Kurdyla is an editor at Alfred A. Knopf. She lives in New York City.
Why I Killed My Best Friend by Amanda Michalopoulu
translated by Karen Emmerich
(Open Letter, April 2014)