Daily Archives: 24th August 2017


The Days of Abandonment: A Visceral Reading Experience

Elena Ferrante takes us to some dark places in The Days of Abandonment. The experience of reading this novel, my first ever Ferrante, was so unnerving that I wasn’t actually sure if her work was for me or not – until we make it to the feminist ending where the main character regains her composure and a newfound independence.