Dry Heart


‘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?

ISBN: 9781911547600 Author: Ginzburg, Natalia Publisher: Daunt Books Publication Date: 20th May 2021 Imprint: Daunt Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 853.914 (edition:23) Pages: 112 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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