Chapters 59-60 Summary

Joshua’s voice is hard to hear; they have a bad connection. Julia has asked him for an advance in her salary and he asks how much in disbelief. She tells him, and he teases her, wonders if Bertrand has suddenly gotten stingy. Julia snaps at him and asks if she can have the money. He agrees but is surprised and worried, for she has never asked him for money. She needs to travel quickly, but there is nothing wrong. She and Zoë are going to Tuscany and she will explain more later. Her tone does not allow any more questions, though Joshua’s curiosity is piqued. He tells her curtly the advance will be in her account later in the day.

She could have asked either Bertrand or Edouard for the money, but both of them would...

(The entire section is 708 words.)