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The Days of Abandonment

(2005)
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"Stunning . . . The raging, torrential voice of the author is something rare."
- The New York Times


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.

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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-276-3 / 978-1-60945-276-6 (USA edition)
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July 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-933372-00-1 / 978-1-933372-00-6 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-2025-9 / 978-1-5046-2025-3 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Days of Abandonment: Library Edition
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-2023-2 / 978-1-5046-2023-9 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-2024-0 / 978-1-5046-2024-6 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
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September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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