What We Don't Know about Children

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Knopf, 2000 - Fiction - 155 pages
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"In a suburb of Bologna, three boys and two girls - ranging in age from ten to fifteen - enter the season of long summer days and the mysterious beauty of the cornfields surrounding the town. There, in an abandoned shack, they discover the excitement of being part of a group with its own rules and secrets." "Tiring of familiar childish pastimes, these five ride bikes or scooters out to their clubhouse and awkwardly begin their sexual initiation, liberated by innocence and driven by natural curiosity. But this rite of passage is gradually perverted by images from the adult world; as these increase in creepiness and violence, inevitably the games these confused and powerless children play, mimicking desires not their own, become horrifyingly real."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
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Simona Vinci was born in 1970 and lives near Bologna. What We Don't Know About Children has been translated into eight languages.

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