The Story of the Lost Child - Maturity: Chapters 57-64 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 57, Elena finds herself even more embroiled in the affairs of the neighborhood. She goes to see Lila at her office one day and finds Alfonso there with Michele Solara. It is awkward and she cannot shake off what she thought Lila insinuated the day of the earthquake. Alfonso talks of leaving Marisa, who is with Stefano, and Michele talks of being with who you need to be with. Elena asks Michele to stop employing her brothers, and he suggests she talk to Marcello. Lila appears and takes Elena away. First, Elena tries to ask Michele if “he and Alfonso” would have her over for dinner. He does not take the bait. Lila chides Elena, saying that she cannot live away on Via Tasso and try to involve herself in neighborhood affairs.

In Chapter 58, Elena takes Lila’s advice and lies...

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