The Days Of Abandonment: A Novel

byElena FerranteTranslated byAnn Goldstein

September 11, 2005|
The Days Of Abandonment: A Novel by Elena Ferrante
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, this novel of a deserted wife’s descent into despair—and rage—is “a masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

The Days of Abandonment is the gripping story of an Italian woman’s experiences after being suddenly left by her husband after fifteen years of marriage. With two young children to care for, Olga finds it more and more difficult to do the things she used to: keep a spotless house, cook meals with creativity and passion, refrain from using obscenities. After running into her husband with his much-younger new lover in public, she cannot even refrain from assaulting him physically.

In a “raging, torrential voice” (The New York Times), Olga conveys her journey from denial to devastating emptiness—and 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.

“Intelligent and darkly comic.” —Publishers Weekly

“Remarkable, lucid, austerely honest.” —The New Yorker

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), which was made into a film directed by Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), adapted by Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), soon to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019)...
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Title:The Days Of Abandonment: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.24 X 5.32 X 0.57 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.24 X 5.32 X 0.57 in
Published:September 11, 2005
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781933372006

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