The Days of Abandonment - Chapters 35 - 41 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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Chapter 35 (151-152)

Olga does her best to become a good mother again, playing games with and reading books to her children. She tells them stories about Mario, even though she does not like remembering him. The doctor returns and reassures Olga that it was not the pesticide that made Gianni ill. Olga begins to cook for the children again, big meals but not sweets.

Chapter 36 (152-155)

Olga vacillates between feelings of irritation and alienation, retreating at times to her bathroom to examine her body in detail. She stops using foul language and repairs her cellphone, reaching out to friends with children. She hears from Lea, who comes over and informs Olga that Mario had sent her and wants to set up a schedule to see the children. Olga tells Lea to inform Mario that he needs to call her to discuss it with...

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