The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 29: A Pair of Ice Skates Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Enza watches 17-year-old Antonio zoom around on the Chisholm ice skating rink with his girlfriend, Betsy. Her intense grief at the loss of Ciro has morphed into a constant dull ache, and she is cheered by the steady flow of youngsters coming and going at the shoe shop—friends of Antonio. He goes to the doctor for a physical exam so he can play sports at school. During the exam, the doctor receives a call that Pappina is in the hospital, and Antonio runs home to tell his mother. By the time Enza and Antonio reach the hospital, they learn that Pappina has died in childbirth along with her infant. Enza becomes mother 'in loco parentis' to the Lartini family, doing household chores and showing the sons how to do their laundry and prepare their meals.

Luigi shows up...

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