The Lost Daughter - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In the afternoon, Leda goes to the beach, where she watches Nina and her family from a distance. She senses anxiety in Nina and notes that Elena will not leave Nina’s side. Nina, Tonino and Rosaria argue with each other and eventually settle down and head back toward their villa.

Later that week, as the weekend begins, the beach becomes crowded again. Leda continues to observe Nina and her family from a distance and feels Nina is tense; she and Leda exchange a few occasional words, but Rosaria is not friendly towards Leda. Leda also watches Gino watching Nina and imagines his pain as he sees her with her husband. Leda thinks about how she and Gino both wait for the weekend to be over so that Tonino will leave and Nina will again be free to speak to them.

One evening, Leda...

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