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The Days of Abandonment (Paperback)

    By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
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    Staff Reviews


    Recommended by an Italian friend who read it in the original Italian and loved it, this book is a very intense, very quick read. You are living inside the head of a woman scorned, but it's nothing like the stereotypical melodramatic portrayals of this kind of story. It's gritty and dark and you go a bit crazy along with the main character. It's amazing. (Christine)

    — From Christine

    Only read this book if you have time to read it from start to finish and don't mind going temporarily insane along with the main character, because that is basically what happens to everybody who reads it. (Stephanie)

    — From Stephanie

    Recommended by an Italian friend who read it in the original Italian and loved it, this book is a very intense, very quick read. You are living inside the head of a woman scorned, but it's nothing like the stereotypical melodramatic portrayals of this kind of story. It's gritty and dark and you go a bit crazy along with the main character. It's amazing. (Christine)

    — From Christine

    Description


    From the author of My Brilliant Friend

    "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 Stampa

    A 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.

    About the Author


    Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008) and the Neapolitan Quartet (Europa 2012-2015). She is also the author of a children's picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night.Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. Her translations for Europa Editions include novels by Amara Lakhous, Alessandro Piperno, and Elena Ferrante's bestselling My Brilliant Friend. She lives in New York.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781933372006
    ISBN-10: 1933372001
    Publisher: Europa Editions
    Publication Date: September 1st, 2005
    Pages: 188
    Language: English