Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Setting

Elena Ferrante
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Naples

While the bulk of the first two novels took place in "the neighborhood," in this installment the action has spread to different parts of Naples. When Elena brings her fiance, Pietro Airota, home to meet her parents, they walk the fancy part of town while Pietro shares knowledge of which the Grecos had no idea.

Lila and Enzo move across town, Pasquale lives on his own, and even Michele Solara moves out of the neighborhood to a fancy new home with his wife, Gigliola. Although the geography is moving outward, "the neighborhood" is still the emotional and physical heart of the story.

Soccavo Sausage Factory

The first half of Lila's narrative, which comprises a small section of this novel, is wrapped up in Bruno Soccavo's sausage factory. It is an important place in the story because it is the scene of several clashes between the Fascists and the...

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