The Lost Daughter - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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Revealing herself to the family as she has, Leda walks into the streets angry with herself for having told them what she has. She never shares with anyone the details of how she left her children for three years when they were young -- not even herself, she says -- and does not know why she would have done so with these relative strangers. She walks anxiously around the town, trying to calm herself, but all she can think of are the looks in Rosaria's and Nina's eyes: Rosaria's look of reproach and Nina's of a distancing. Leda tries to tell herself what they think of her does not matter, as she will never see them again after this vacation. But she admits to herself that she "had involved [Nina] from a distance . . . in something that I couldn't decipher," almost as if Nina is...

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