The Story of the Lost Child - Maturity: Chapters 33-40 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 33, Elisa is just about ready to usher Elena to the door when she has a momentary change of heart, and pulls Elsa aside to give her 20,000 lire. Once back on the street, Elena is directing her daughters when Carmen catches sight of her and invites her in for lunch. Carmen almost immediately calls Lila, fearing Lila would be angry if she knew Elena had stopped by without telling her.

In Chapter 34, Elena is nervous but decides to be direct when Lila arrives. Calm, respectable conversation ensues. Lila and Enzo run a computer business. The group gets on for a while in conversation; Carmen confesses that they have seen Pasquale. He is well and healthy, but very sad that his pure ideas have not taken root, and that corruption has. Elena asks about the Solaras. Lila replies that they are finished...

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