Death at La Fenice - Chapters 14-15 Summary & Analysis

Donna Leon
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Chapters 14-15 Summary

In Chapter 14, Brunetti visits Clemenza Santina in a rundown, impoverished area of Venice, the island of Guidecca. Brunetti tries to appeal to Clemenza, telling her that he is an admirer of her singing, but she guesses that he is a policeman. Still, she agrees to talk to him and brings him into her cold, damp, moldy apartment where she sits huddled under layers of clothes and blankets by a kerosene heater. Clemenza says that she sang with Wellauer in Germany, for the Nazis. Her career ended when she refused to sing for Mussolini and ended up under house arrest. She says she is glad Wellauer is dead and wishes it were suicide, so he would go to hell. Brunetti finds a picture of Clemenza and her two sisters when they sang together as young women: the Three C's, Clara, Clemenza, and...

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