The Story of the Lost Child Setting

Elena Ferrante
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Naples- Via Tasso

When Elena first moves away from Florence and back to Naples to be closer to Nino, he sets her up in an apartment in a nice part of town, on the Via Tasso. However, after she and Nino break up, she feels a need--at Lila's not always gentle urging--to move back to the neighborhood.

Naples- the neigbhorhood

Elena moves into the top floor of the apartment building in which Lila lives with Enzo and her son Rino. This living arrangement is the basis for an important time for both women, as they actually get to experience life together for the first time. It is the setting for the bulk of the narrative, and is easily the most important decade in the lives of both women. They are only allowed to share lives and experience the high and lows together because of their close proximity.

Florence

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