Me and You

Me and You

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Having convinced his socially conscious parents that he has been invited on a ski vacation, fourteen-year-old misfit Lorenzo looks forward to a week of isolation in a cellar, only to be drawn into a psychological conflict with his sister.

Perseus Publishing
From internationally best-selling author Niccolò Ammaniti, comes a funny, tragic, gut-punch of a novel, charting how an unlikely alliance between two outsiders blows open one family’s secrets.

Lorenzo Cumi is a fourteen-year-old misfit. To quell the anxiety of his concerned, socially conscious parents, he tells them he’s been invited on an exclusive ski vacation with the popular kids. On the morning of the trip, Lorenzo demands that his mother drop him off before they arrive at the train station, insisting that his status will be compromised if he shows up accompanied by his mother. Reluctantly, she agrees, and as soon as she is safely out of the vicinity, he turns around and makes his way back to his neighborhood, to put his real plan in motion: for one blessed week, Lorenzo will retreat to a forgotten cellar in his family’s apartment building, where he will live in perfect isolation, keeping the adult world at bay.

But when his estranged half-sister, Olivia, shows up in the cellar unexpectedly, his idyll is shattered, and the two become locked in a battle of wills?forced to confront the very demons they are each struggling to escape.


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Pretending to his socially conscious parents that he has been invited to an exclusive ski vacation with popular kids, 14-year-old misfit Lorenzo anticipates a week of welcome isolation at a family apartment building only to endure psychological confrontation at the hands of his estranged half-sister. Original.
To quell the anxiety of his concerned, socially conscious parents, Lorenzo tells them he's been invited on an exclusive ski vacation. His real plan: for one blessed week, Lorenzo will retreat to a forgotten cellar in his family's apartment building, where he will live in perfect isolation, keeping the adult world at bay. When his estranged half-sister, Olivia, shows up in the cellar unexpectedly, the two become locked in a battle of wills, forced to confront the very demons they are each struggling to escape.

Publisher: New York : Black Cat, 2012
ISBN: 9780802170903
0802170900
Branch Call Number: FIC Ammaniti, N 2012
Characteristics: 153 pages ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Doust, Kylee
Alternative Title: Me & you

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Jul 29, 2012

An Italian Holden Caulfield, a great read and a most talented author.

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