Me and You

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Harper Collins, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 178 pages
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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 himself away in a rarely visited cellar of his parents’ house. Surrounded by video games and tinned food, he is perfectly content in his isolation. Then he gets an unexpected visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia.

Olivia is in her twenties, she’s addicted to heroin, and she needs Lorenzo’s help. Against his better judgment, Lorenzo lets her stay. Over the next week, they form an intense bond. This brief encounter will change the course of both of their lives.

From the acclaimed author of I’m Not Scared, this is a compulsive exploration of what families keep behind locked doors.


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User Review  - Sara E. - Goodreads

An interesting novella about Lorenzo, a fourteen year old boy who holes up in a cellar of his house instead of going on the ski trip his parents think he is on. Lorenzo is a loner, socially awkward ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chrissy - Goodreads

At a compulsively-readable 150 pages, it reads more like a short story that blessedly goes on and on. The narrator is 14 years old, and is a bit of an idiosyncratic character. Through an unexpected ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

NICCOLÒ 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- Rèpaci 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

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