I'll Steal You Away

I'll Steal You Away

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Baker & Taylor
Growing up in an Italian village, Pietro is ignored by his parents and suffers the torment of bullies, but the arrival of an aging playboy, Graziano Biglia, helps Pietro realize that only by leaving home can he become the man he should be.

Perseus Publishing
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.


Blackwell North Amer
Ischiano Scalo. A place where even the main road out of town gives up after a couple of miles, where escape from a life of boredom and emptiness is almost impossible. Forced into crimes he never wanted to commit, 11-year-old Pietro reaches crisis point when his parents ignore his pleas for support and his schoolteacher turns her back on him - looking for help, he find instead a terrible revenge. Escape from Ischiano Scalo comes at a price. Life there will never be the same again.
Through the eyes of a desperate boy and a deluded small-town Don Juan, Niccolo Ammaniti gradually reveals his cast of misfits, lighting up the grand dreams and sad realities of ordinary people living extraordinary lives in this taut and bittersweet masterpiece.

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& Taylor

Growing up in a tiny, remote Italian village, Pietro is ignored by his parents and suffers the torment of bullies, with only his best friend Gloria for solace, but the arrival of an aging playboy, Graziano Biglia, turns both of their lives upside down and prompts Pietro to realize that only by leaving home can he become the man he should be.

Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781841958248
1841958247
Branch Call Number: FICTION AMMANITI
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hunt, Jonathan 1951-

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