The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 13: A Wooden Clothespin Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Ciro develops an interest in making women's shoes after a salesman leaves some promotional material on women's shoes. Carla Zanetti scoffs that Ciro only wants to make women's shoes so he can be constantly meeting new women. Remo, co-owner of the shoe business with his wife, Carla, explains to Ciro the difficulties he's had training a young apprentice because of his wife's objections to each candidate—until Ciro appeared.

Ciro receives a letter from his brother, Eduardo, explaining that their mother has been severely ill and living in a sanitarium at the direction of a local physician because of her "mental distress so severe she could not function." Much of this depression stems from the death of her husband, Eduardo writes. "The news that Mama is alive is a blessing to me," Eduardo says.

Enza marks six years as a domestic...

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