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The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
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Jul 08, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

Such an honest look at the kind of psychological gymnastics one can go through in the aftermath of the break up of a marriage. At first I found myself so angry at Olga because she was consumed with her rage and jealousy at the expense of her children's well-being. As the novel progressed, however, her temporary madness took hold of me and I realized she was in no position to choose her children over her suffering. This was another harrowing read, painful, and I'm not sure that I felt any relief by the end of it either.

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