EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY, SOMETIMES …
Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. He plans to live in perfect isolation for a week, keeping the adult world at bay.
Then a visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia, changes everything.
“Exuberant and audacious.”
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“The new Italian word for talent is Ammaniti.”
“A fearsomely gifted writer.”
“A master storyteller.”
“The story of a young boy who’s heading towards adulthood. This book amazed me”
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.
Kylee Doust studied Italian literature and linguistics at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has lived in Italy since 1998.