The Days of Abandonment

The Days of Abandonment

eBook - 2005
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"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera"Ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and the awful rumbling of time passing."-El Mundo"Elena Ferrante has given us a startlingly beautiful novel of exceptional and bold strength."-Il Manifesto"Severe and rigorously unsentimental, packed full of passages written with dizzying intensity at a rare and acute pitch. Ferrante is at her best when her writing holds tight to those nagging, niggling obsessions that make up our mental landscapes."-La StampaA national bestseller for almost an entire year, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.
Publisher: 2005.
ISBN: 9781609450298
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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