The Story of the Lost Child - Maturity: Chapters 65-72 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 65, Elena continues to watch her mother improve at the clinic. She sees her sister and father often, but still does not have a good relationship with either of them. Elena notices that her brothers invoke the name "Solara" to ensure their mother is treated well. Others come to the clinic, and one day Elena sits with Alfonso for a time and he tells her how he would have died if Lila had not taught him "clarity" about his feelings for "a certain man." Lila helped him define himself. At times both Alfonso and Carmen gently ask Elena for her opinion and involvement in their affairs.

During Chapter 66, Elena mentions that Nino and Lila never visited her mother. Nino refuses to be a part of Marcello the "Camorrist." Instead, he remains behind to help care for Dede and Elsa while Elena...

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