The Lost Daughter - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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The rain has stopped, so Leda puts her work aside and gets ready to go out for dinner. She dresses "with care," wanting "to look like a respectable lady, perfectly proper" (50), suggesting that inside she feels neither respectable nor proper. The weekend crowd in town has diminished, as it is now Sunday evening, and Leda runs into Gino as she makes her way to a market. They talk a little about what had happened at the beach when the storm came up and briefly discuss their work. Leda learns that Gino is a law student and informs him that she teaches English literature at a university.

As they walk together and talk, Leda begins to think about what Bianca and Marta would think if they saw her with Gino. He is close to their ages, and Leda thinks about which of them, if either...

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