The Dry Heart

Author(s): Natalia Ginzburg; Frances Frenaye (Translator); Minna Proctor (Translator); Italo Calvino

Fiction

The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement: "I shot him between the eyes." As the tale--a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness--proceeds, the narrator's murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. Stripped of any preciousness or sentimentality, Natalia Ginzburg's writing here is white-hot, tempered by rage. She transforms the unhappy tale of an ordinary dull marriage into a rich psychological thriller that seems to beg the question: why don't more wives kill their husbands?

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General Fields

  • : 9780811228787
  • : New Directions Publishing
  • : New Directions Publishing
  • : June 2019
  • : .4 Inches X 5.2 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 96
  • : Natalia Ginzburg; Frances Frenaye (Translator); Minna Proctor (Translator); Italo Calvino