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The Days of Abandonment

(2005)
A novel by

 
"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera

"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

"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

A national bestseller for almost an entire year, 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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Used availability for Elena Ferrante's The Days of Abandonment


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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-276-3 / 978-1-60945-276-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-933372-00-1 / 978-1-933372-00-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-2025-9 / 978-1-5046-2025-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Days of Abandonment: Library Edition
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-2023-2 / 978-1-5046-2023-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-5046-2024-0 / 978-1-5046-2024-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

July 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Days of Abandonment
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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