Me And You

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Harper Collins, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 176 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  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

14-year-old Lorenzo has always been an outsider, despite his parents' efforts to goad him into having friends and fitting in. When he tries to make points with his mother by telling her he's been ... Read full review

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User Review  - JanBarlow - LibraryThing

Challenging and somewhat confranting about a boy and his junkie sister. A modern take on a "Moral " story. short, sharp and to the point. I loved it and think it's got some potential and class set or textbook for more senior students, Coming of age story. Identity. Read full review

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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 www.niccoloammaniti.it/eng.

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