The Story of the Lost Child - Maturity: Chapters 9-16 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 9, Elena is happy and curious to see Antonio. Lila describes his life working for the Solara brothers as well as his beautiful German wife and children. Lila also warns Elena that Enzo, Carmen, and Alfonso were waiting to see her. The meeting between Elena and Nino and the old neighborhood friends is slightly awkward.

In Chapter 10, Elena ponders the collision of her old and new lives. Everyone urges her to stay in Naples and reestablish old connections. Antonio warns her that Lila says Nino is not trustworthy. As she is leaving the shop, it occurs to Elena that Alfonso resembles Lila.

Chapter 11 returns Elena to Florence, where she fights with Pietro and Adele about the current state of the children and her marriage. Almost immediately she leaves for France to see her publishers. She is happy to go but feels...

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