Troubling Love - Chapter 7-8 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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At the beginning of Chapter 7, Delia scolded herself for her uncharacteristic lack of confidence when dealing with Caserta. Signora De Riso appeared at her doorstep and questioned Delia about what just happened. Delia told De Riso only part of the truth: that she was having trouble sleeping. De Riso told her that the dead don’t leave right away.

Delia beguiled Signora De Riso into disclosing more information about the man who used to visit Amalia. De Riso said the man made Amalia happy and would bring her Italian pastries and flowers. De Riso didn’t know much more because Amalia would never invite De Riso into her apartment. She commented that Amalia acted rudely toward De Riso on the one occasion when she met Amalia’s lover. Amalia called De Riso a cruel word, and De Riso admitted that Amalia had become...

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