The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante audiobook

The Days of Abandonment

By Elena Ferrante
Translated by Ann Goldstein
Read by Hillary Huber

Blackstone Publishing 9781609450298

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504620253

  • ISBN: 9781504620239

  • ISBN: 9781504620246

Runtime: 7.61 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A London Guardian Pick of Top 10 Books about Cheating

A BookRiot Pick of 10 Great Audiobooks in Translation

A New York Times Pick for Broken Hearts on Valentine's Day

The Days of Abandonment is the gripping story of an Italian woman’s experiences after being suddenly left by her husband after fifteen years of marriage.

With two young children to care for, Olga finds it more and more difficult to do the things she used to: keep a spotless house, cook meals with creativity and passion, refrain from using obscenities. After running into her husband with his much-younger new lover in public, she cannot even refrain from assaulting him physically.

Olga conveys her journey from denial to devastating emptiness—and 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I could not put this novel down. Elena Ferrante will blow you away.” Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author
“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
“In Ferrante’s ice-pick of a novel, Olga’s orderly life spins into disarray—a purgatory of rage and bereavement—when her husband of fifteen years leaves her for another woman.” New York Times
“An account of a woman’s mental unravelling after her husband leaves her for a much younger woman, the book’s power is in its fearless, closeup details (I can’t think of a more painful animal death scene) and in the ways the narrative subtly implicates the reader: given a certain set of horrific circumstances, I, too, might be capable of this psychic fury.” Guardian (London)
“Ferrante’s theme…has seldom received such close scrutiny in literary fiction…an elegant novel.” New York Times Book Review
“Sometimes, in dark times, it’s nice to have another voice beside you. This is a dark novel, and listening to the audiobook might help alleviate some of the desolation of the narrative.” BookRiot (audio review)
“This intelligent and darkly comic novel…conveys the resilience of a complex woman.” Publishers Weekly
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Elena Ferrante

Author Bio: Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante, author of The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and My Brilliant Friend, among others, is one of Italy’s most important and acclaimed contemporary writers. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2016 by Time.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English