Elena Ferrante returns to the tale at the centre of the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a writer: The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008, also available).
This time the story takes the form of a children's fable told from the point of view of the lost doll, Celina.
Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minu, feelings of abandonment and sadness, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, and dark dreams.
But she will be happily found by her child once the sun rises.
Accompanied by stirring illustrations.