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I'll Steal You Away

Niccolo Ammaniti; Translator-Jonathan Hunt

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ISBN 10: 1841958247 / ISBN 13: 9781841958248
Published by Canongate U.S., 2006
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Title: I'll Steal You Away

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Italian literary superstar Niccolò Ammaniti’s debut novel, I’m Not Scared , prompted gushing praise, hit international best-seller lists, and was made into a smash indie film. With his highly anticipated follow-up, Ammaniti takes his unparalleled empathy for children, his scythe-sharp observations, and his knack for building tension to a whole new level. In a tiny Italian village, a young boy named Pietro is growing up tormented by bullies and ignored by his parents. When an aging playboy, Graziano Biglia, returns to town, a change is in the air: Pietro decides to take on the bullies, his lonely teacher Flora finds romance with the town’s prodigal son, and the inept janitor at the school proclaims his love for his favorite prostitute. But the village isn’t ready for such change, and when Graziano seduces and forgets Flora, both she and Pietro’s tentative hopes seem crushed forever. With great tenderness, Ammaniti shines light on the heart-wrenching failures and quiet redemptions of ordinary people trying to live extraordinary lives. I’ll Steal You Away is a fresh and classic story of a boy learning to be a man that delivers on the promise of Ammaniti’s acclaimed debut.

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NICCOL? AMMANITI was born in Rome in 1966. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories. His first novel, I ll Steal you Away, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He won the prestigious Italian Viareggio- R?paci Literary Prize for Fiction for his bestselling novel I m Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages. As God Commands received the Premio Strega Prize in 2007. Visit him online at www.niccoloammaniti.it/eng.

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