The 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?
  • Publisher: Daunt Books
  • Publication date: 30/05/2021
  • ISBN: 9781911547600
  • Page extent: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 mm x 129 mm
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