The Days of Abandonment


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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Notes from Folio

Elena Ferrante is the pseudonym of an anonymous Italian author. When she published her first novel in 1992, she stated (via her editor) that she would never do author tours or reveal her identity, wanting her work to speak for itself.