My Brilliant Friend - Adolescence: 55-60 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 55, Elena asks Antonio to come to the wedding with her; she is afraid of losing Lila after the wedding, and she needs him to help her feel pretty and accomplished. Lila has invited the entire neighborhood. Antonio takes this as a sign that Elena was ready to cement things with him, and goes into debt to make a good showing at the wedding. Fernando and Rino work nonstop and produce a ton of shoes, but Stefano is displeased with them if they don't look exactly like the pictures Lila draws. A fight ensues. Lila sides with her father, Rino with Stefano. Eventually Stefano gives in, and the shoes are displayed in the window. Christmas comes and goes and none of them sell.

In Chapter 56, Rino is depressed at the supposed failure of the shoes, but Lila is optimistic. They discuss strategies...

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