The Days Of Abandonment

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.

Details

Author(s)
Elena Ferrante
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
135 x 210 x 17.78mm | 226g
Publication date
23 Sep 2015
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
11th print.
ISBN10
1933372001
ISBN13
9781933372006
Bestsellers rank
4,876