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One relentlessly hot summer, six children explore the scorched wheat fields that enclose their tiny Italian village. When the gang find a dilapidated farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano makes a discovery so momentous that he dare not tell a soul. It is a secret that will force Michele to question everything and everyone around him, and will bring his innocent world toppling down.
An unputdownable thriller, I'm Not Scared has become a contemporary classic in Italian literature, read and celebrated the world over.
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An exquisite parable * * Daily Telegraph * * A deft masterpiece with never a false note * * Guardian * * Ammaniti's prose is faultless from the first * * Independent on Sunday * * The new Italian word for talent is Ammaniti * * The Times * * Beneath this simplicity, Ammaniti weaves in the fairytale metaphors we know so well, giving the novel a haunting profundity * * Sunday Herald * *