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The Dry Heart

Natalia Ginzburg

It may not be possible to start The Dry Heart and not finish the book before closing it. It is as if this intimate, unsparing account of a marriage’s unraveling gets right under your skin and there’s nothing to do about it but to keep reading as if scratching a phantom itch. The clarity and directness of its prose feels at first like an unbearably and intensely focused light… it reveals all, like a the lamp of an operating room. Another metaphor, from the title, is even better: this text is dry and desiccated in a breathtakingly clarifying way. What a title. What a first line.

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New Directions Publishing Corporation (2019)
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Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage (Publisher’s Description)

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