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"Stop all this talk about monsters, Michele. Monsters don't exist. It's men you should be afraid of, not monsters."

A sweltering heat wave hits a tiny village in Southern Italy, sending the adults to seek shelter, while their children bicycle freely throughout the countryside, playing games and getting into trouble. On a dare, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano enters an old, abandoned farmhouse, where he stumbles upon a secret so terrible that he can't tell anybody. As the truth emerges, Michele learns that the horror in the creepy old house is closer to home than he ever imagined.

A widely acclaimed international bestseller, I'm Not Scared is a spine-tingling novel that combines a coming of age narrative with a satisfying, enthralling story of suspense.

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"A suspense story as gripping as any Hitchcock classic." The Washington Post

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"Ammaniti [has an] almost cinematic ability to conjure detail...utterly convincing." The New Yorker

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"Niccolò Ammaniti is talented, and his descriptions of the sun-baked Italian earth give off a heat that singes the reader's fingertips....Enjoy this book right down to its bittersweet Faulknerian ending." San Francisco Chronicle

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"[G]ripping....The characters, particularly that of Michele, spring to life, and the story builds to a heart-stopping climax. Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget." Publishers Weekly

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"This book is breathless, and surprising, to the last word." The Baltimore Sun

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"[P]rose that is by turns poetic and hard boiled....Reading I'm Not Scared is an exciting and provocative experience — and the shock of its language is part of the draw." Lawrence Venuti, The New York Times Book Review

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"[S]weltering, claustrophobic, and rife with desperation and despair....This morality tale (which was recently made into a film) is also a mystery and a literary portrait of a place and the people who make it their home." KLIATT

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While exploring a dilapidated and uninhabited farmhouse in rural Italy, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he has found, Michele has to draw strength from his own sense of humanity.

About the Author

Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. This is his third novel and he has also published a collection of stories. At thirty-four, he was the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Viareggio-Repaci prize for I'm Not Scared, which has already been sold into twenty languages.

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purple04, December 7, 2013 (view all comments by purple04)
I first read this book in the original Italian but was excited to find this translation. This is probably one of my favorite books and I am pleased that it has reached an English-speaking audience. The story is suspenseful, funny as often as it is unsettling, and a unique portrait of life in southern Italy in the 70s, as well as of the mind of a nine-year-old boy. Strongly recommended to all!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400075638
Author:
Ammaniti, Niccolo
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Hunt, Jonathan
Author:
Niccolo Ammaniti Translated by Jonathan Hunt
Author:
Hunt, Jonathan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.06x5.24x.56 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400075638 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A suspense story as gripping as any Hitchcock classic."
"Review" by , "Ammaniti [has an] almost cinematic ability to conjure detail...utterly convincing."
"Review" by , "Niccolò Ammaniti is talented, and his descriptions of the sun-baked Italian earth give off a heat that singes the reader's fingertips....Enjoy this book right down to its bittersweet Faulknerian ending."
"Review" by , "[G]ripping....The characters, particularly that of Michele, spring to life, and the story builds to a heart-stopping climax. Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget."
"Review" by , "This book is breathless, and surprising, to the last word."
"Review" by , "[P]rose that is by turns poetic and hard boiled....Reading I'm Not Scared is an exciting and provocative experience — and the shock of its language is part of the draw."
"Review" by , "[S]weltering, claustrophobic, and rife with desperation and despair....This morality tale (which was recently made into a film) is also a mystery and a literary portrait of a place and the people who make it their home."
"Synopsis" by , While exploring a dilapidated and uninhabited farmhouse in rural Italy, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he has found, Michele has to draw strength from his own sense of humanity.
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