The Days of Abandonment

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Author: Elena Ferrante
Translated by Ann Goldstein

9781787702066 | PB | pp. 192 | 2021 | Europa Editions

The Days of Abandonment explores the concept of love, the aftermath of betrayal and the fury it unleashes, and the loss of one’s identity.

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Rarely have the foundations upon which our ideas of motherhood and womanhood rest been so candidly questioned. This compelling novel tells the story of one woman’s headlong descent into what she calls an “absence of sense” after being abandoned by her husband. Olga’s “days of abandonment” become a desperate, dangerous freefall into the darkest places of the soul as she roams the empty streets of a city that she has never learned to love. When she finds herself trapped inside the four walls of her apartment in the middle of a summer heat wave, Olga is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal again.

Additional information

Author:

Elena Ferrante
Translator: Ann Goldstein

ISBN:

9781787702066

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Year of Publication:

2021

Publisher:

Europa Editions

Edition:

Reissue

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

United States of America

About the Author

The author was born in Naples. She wrote 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), illustrated by Andrea Ucini, Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (Europa, 2016) and a children’s picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016). The four volumes known as the “Neapolitan quartet” (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) were published by Europa Editions in English between 2012 and 2015. My Brilliant Friend, the HBO series directed by Saverio Costanzo, premiered in 2018.

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