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The days of abandonment /
Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
imprint
New York : Europa Editions, 2005.
description
188 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1933372001, 9871933372006
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New York : Europa Editions, 2005.
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1933372001
9871933372006
abstract
Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and forgets her manners; she throws herself at the older musician downstairs; she sees the poverella's ghost. After months of self-pity, anger, doubt, fury, desperation and near madness, her acknowledgments of weaknesses in the marriage feel as earned as they are unsurprising.
catalogue key
5716922

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