• The Dry Heart

    The Dry Heart

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    '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?