The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 16: A Chocolate Truffle Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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On Christmas Day, Ciro goes to Enza's apartment building in Hoboken with a box of expensive chocolates for her. The landlady (Anna Buffa) tells him that Enza moved out weeks ago and returned to Italy. She calls Enza a whore and then invites him in for a drink, but he flees outside, brokenhearted and filled with self-reproach that he didn't communicate his love to Enza sooner. He opens the box of chocolates and gives them to children in the street.

Enza and Laura lunch at the automat. Enza asks her friend if their employment agency has found them any work and Laura explains there are jobs for scullery workers who scrub pots and pans and mop the floors. Enza says that kind of work is OK with her, and Laura reassures Enza that they are doing well—living at the YWCA...

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