The Road to the City

Fiction by Natalia Ginzburg

Translated from the Italian by Gini Alhadeff

With a contribution by Cecily Brown

Cover design by Peter Mendelsund

An almost unbearably intimate novella, The Road to the City concentrates on a young woman barely awake to life, who fumbles through her days: she is fickle yet kind, greedy yet abashed, stupidly ambitious yet loving too—she is a mass of confusion. She’s in a bleak space, lit with the hard clarity of a Pasolini film. Her family is no help: her father is largely absent; her mother is miserable; her sister’s unhappily promiscuous; her brothers are in a separate masculine world.…
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