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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Europa Editions Inc
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 188
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781933372006
ISBN-10 1933372001
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When her husband Mario leaves her, Olga, left to care for two young children, enters a long period of self-doubt and pity, until she acknowledges the truth about her marriage.
Amazon.com description: Product 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.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780422754804 Book cover for 9781609452766 Book cover for 9781933372006
 
Anv edition from Europa Editions Inc (May 19, 2015)
9781609452766 | details & prices | 188 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.00
About: From the author of My Brilliant Friend"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years.
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from Europa Editions Inc (September 1, 2005)
9781933372006 | details & prices | 188 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: When her husband Mario leaves her, Olga, left to care for two young children, enters a long period of self-doubt and pity, until she acknowledges the truth about her marriage.
With Michael Argyle | from Routledge (June 1, 1973); titled "Social Interaction"
9780422754804 | details & prices | List price $15.95
This edition also contains Social Interaction
About: This is the first book-length work to reflect the recent trend in social psychology away from artificial laboratory test results.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781504620253
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 7, 2015)
9781504620253 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: A national bestseller for almost an entire year, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published.

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