The Road to the City

by Natalia Ginzburg

£8.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of The Road to the City for collection at Hart's Books. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction

Paperback

9781911547624

Published by Daunt Books

Published May 2021

They say that big families are happy, but I could never see anything particularly happy about ours.

Delia is one of five children, growing up in a poor Italian village. She is seventeen, and dreams of marrying a rich man; she dreams of a grand apartment in the city and silk stockings. To escape her father’s neglect and her mother’s sadness, she begins to take the dusty road to the city every day, accompanied by Nini, her sweet and mysterious cousin.

When Nini takes a job in a factory and moves in with a city woman, Delia sees another way of being. But when she discovers she’s pregnant, she agrees to marry the father, seduced by the promise of wealth and comfort. Nothing, not even Nini’s desperate declaration of love, can stop her – but her rejection will be his undoing.

The Road to the City is a short, poignant novel about the dreams of youth, and the cruelty it takes to make them come true.

Actress by Anne Enright | 9781529112139

Actress

Anne Enright

£8.99

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami | 9781529074413

Breasts and Eggs

Mieko Kawakami

£9.99

The Group by Laura Feigel | 9781529305012

The Group

Laura Feigel

£8.99

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld | 9780552776608

Rodham

Curtis Sittenfeld

£8.99

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey | 9781529115499

The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

£8.99

Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory | 9781471172885

Dark Tides

Philippa Gregory

£8.99