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The days of abandonment / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

Authors: Ferrante, Elena.
Call number: FIC FER
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2005, c2002.
Publication date: 2005, c2002.
Subject: Motherhood -- Fiction.
Divorced women -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Series title: Dal mondo.
Title: The days of abandonment / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Uniform title: I giorni dell'abbandono English.
Physical description: 188 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary note: 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.
Added author: Goldstein, Ann.
ISBN: 1933372001 (pbk.)
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1015488
Bib No.: 1015488

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