Diconnection Connection: TNC and Ferrante

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels have been sitting next to each other at Flying Books lo these past few weeks, and this great piece by Jedidiah Purdy in the LARB now explains why they belong together: because they both, in different ways, capture the pain of disconnection so brilliantly.