The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 28: A Skylight Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Summary

Despite his cancer, Ciro continues working as a shoemaker through 1932. When he is too weak to continue working, Luigi helps him. They both continue to attend the regular Thursday night card games, smoking and drinking coffee until late at night. Everyone knows the end is fast approaching, and Ciro takes to his bed. He regrets that his son, Antonio, will grow into a man without having his father—just as he did. Enza embraces her husband and studies his hands with reverence for all they have done for the family. When Ciro becomes restless, Enza administers a morphine injection that calms and relaxes Ciro. All through the night, the three huddle close. At daybreak, Antonio gets into bed with his parents and holds them both until Ciro passes away. At the last second, Enza whispers in his ear: "Wait for me."

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