The Story of the Lost Child - Epilogue: Restitution Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In 1, Elena looks at the pages that the reader has just finished, the 1,600 pages that comprise the tetralogy. Elena notes that although Lila was the muse for much of her work, these pages are for her. Lila is gone from her home. Elena sees her home when she visits Naples for funerals. She sees old friends, even Nino, who still strikes her as a useless self-promoter. She visits Pasquale, who in prison has earned his high school diploma. She finds him serene and happy, with no regrets. They laugh and share thoughts of Lila. Pasquale theorizes that the Solaras took Tina. Elena cannot tell if he is serious or not. As she walks the neighborhood, nobody knows what became of Lila.

In 2, Elena receives an unmarked package. It is the dolls from her childhood—Tina and Nu. Elena recalls that when they were...

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