The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 17: A Sewing Needle Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Enza and Laura move into the Milbank House, a 260-bed room and board house in Greenwich Village operated by the Ladies’ Christian Union. They are thrilled with the sace, with closets and bathtubs thrown in for good measure. Ciro decides to take a few hours off and heads toward Little Italy through Greenwich. He passes a gay Italian wedding and realizes it’s the nuptials for Felicita Cassio and her dark Sicilian groom. Felicita spies Ciro and beckons to him. Ciro congratulates her and wishes her well. She asks Ciro if he plans to marry Enza, and he asks her to pray for him.

Ciro joins his friend Luigi and they go to an Army recruitment center. They both are motivated by a desire to get American citizenship, and military service is the most direct route. Also, they both want to...

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