The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 15: A Yellow Diamond Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Luigi and Ciro attend to the mobile shoe repair cart stationed in Queens. As they await customers, Luigi informs Ciro that he and Pappina plan to marry and he's looking for a big diamond. Ciro tells Luigi that he and Felicita aren't getting married and asks whether he noticed Enza on the rooftop during the Columbus Day celebrations. Luigi says Enza is "nice, and beautiful." A large, powerful Irishman named John Cassidy appears at the cart to pick up his resoled boots. He's with Kirk Johannsen, a friend who tells Ciro he's quit his job to join the army and looks forward to defeating Germans in France. By nightfall, Luigi has fallen asleep in the cart. Ciro writes a letter to Enza explaining that he won't be able to see her as early as they'd planned because of his commitment to...

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