I'm Not Scared

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Canongate Books, Jan 13, 2003 - Fiction - 208 pages
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One relentlessly hot summer, six children explore the scorched wheat fields that enclose their tiny Italian village. When the gang find a dilapidated farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano makes a discovery so momentous that he dare not tell a soul. It is a secret that will force Michele to question everything and everyone around him, and will bring his innocent world toppling down. An unputdownable thriller, I'm Not Scared has become a contemporary classic in Italian literature, read and celebrated the world over.
 

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

I liked the simplicity of this, the way the prose transports you to a tiny village community in Italy where you can feel the dust and smell the grass and yet doesn't include long descriptive passages ... Read full review

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User Review  - Iambookish - LibraryThing

This was one of those uncomfortable stories that I'm not at all sure I even want to finish once I start reading, but since it was such a slim book I carried on with it. It was cringe worthy, but the ... Read full review

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Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He is the author of six novels translated into English and two short story collections. Several of his novels have been adapted for film, including Steal You Away, which was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, The Crossroads, winner of the Premio Strega Prize 2007, and the international bestseller I'm Not Scared, which won the prestigious Italian Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction and has been translated into thirty-five languages.Translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt. Hunt divides his time between Italy and Britain. His translations include Niccolò Ammaniti's The Crossroads and Steal You Away, Nicolai Lilin's Siberian Education, Luca Rastello's I Am the Market, and Giorgio Vasta's Time on My Hands.

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