Ferrante's writing reminds me of a photorealist painting, in that the story rings true and accurate, with additions of small embellishments that only enhance the novel. Days of Abandonment is emotionally brutal and concise, and while her character is caught in a nightmarish moment, the matter-of-fact tracking of her days and actions kept the narrative from feeling terribly self-indulgent or stagnant. I loved how internal and honest Days is, and I can't wait to pick up more of Ferrante's work.

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