The days of abandonment

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New York : Europa Editions, 2005.


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New York : Europa Editions, 2005.
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188 pages ; 21 cm.


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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ferrante, E., & Goldstein, A. (2005). The days of abandonment . Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ferrante, Elena and Ann Goldstein. 2005. The Days of Abandonment. New York: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ferrante, Elena and Ann Goldstein. The Days of Abandonment New York: Europa Editions, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ferrante, Elena., and Ann Goldstein. The Days of Abandonment Europa Editions, 2005.

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