Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Chapters 97-102 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 97, Elena returns to Florence with a heavy mantle of discontent. After quizzing Adele and her publisher about the foreign editions, she learns that despite the promotion efforts, the book sold little in the foreign markets. Meanwhile, Pietro has come up against more issues at the university because a young man in his class pulled a gun on him. After the tension dissipated, Pietro called the police on the youth, and has been facing backlash for holding to his convictions that the young man should be punished. He and Elena bicker about it; she feels he should do what he can to reduce the tension. Later Pietro tells her that the police have been hanging around his office, showing him photos of various youths that may be causing problems; and he refuses to help them.

In Chapter 98, Elena increases her time spent...

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