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An IndiBound bestseller, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “I could not put this novel down. Elena Ferrante will blow you away.”

    Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Ferrante’s theme…has seldom received such close scrutiny in literary fiction…an elegant novel.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Stunning.”

    New York Times

  • “In this deeply observed, excruciatingly blunt novel…Ferrante knows just when to let up, and the redemptive note struck by the ending is a welcome reprieve.”

    New Yorker

  • “She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years.”

    Corriere della Sera

  • “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

  • “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

  • “This intelligent and darkly comic novel…conveys the resilience of a complex woman.”

    Publishers Weekly

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