The Dry Heart

by Natalia Ginzburg


'If Ferrante is a friend, Ginzburg is a mentor.' - Guardian

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 revenge - 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?

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 108 Pages
Imprint: Daunt Books
Published: Aug 2021
ISBN: 9781911547600

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