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by Ammaniti, Niccolo,̀ 1966-

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summer has ended, but the heat will not let up. Ash has covered everything. Weeds and wheat grow around the cars abandoned in the road.

Anna and Astor live in the house behind the fence, surviving in a world stripped of adults. The rooms are piled high with rubbish. Their mother's skeleton lies perfect on the bed.

And every few days, Anna must head out beyond the fence for provisions and medicine. Each time she goes, she may never come back.

A huge bestseller in Italy, Ammaniti's new novel, like Lord of the Flies or The Road , is a book about the survival of the human spirit after the worst has happened.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ammaniti (I'm Not Scared) conjures a solemn dystopia in this picturesque view of a world gone wrong. Four years after a virus wipes out all adults, 13-year-old Anna Salemi spends her days foraging in the ruins of a Sicilian landscape ravaged by fires, looting, and violence. Dogs rove in packs, desperate for food, as do the nearly feral children who've been left behind, untouched by the Red Fever-until puberty strikes, and they become susceptible to the virus. Anna channels her energy into pursuing one goal: keeping her younger brother, Astor, alive and well. When other kids storm their farmhouse, Anna must choose to either fall into the despair afflicting the other children as they reach the end of their lives, or to strike out for an enigmatic sector known as the Strait in hopes of finding a cure. Although the story is bleak, Ammaniti focuses on the resilience of those striving to live the best lives they can. "In the end," one of his characters states, "what's important is not how long your life is, but how you live it." Ammaniti keeps this reminder at the heart of his rich, deceptively optimistic tale. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects ordreq 02/12/18 xa
Publisher 20182018
Description p. cm.
ISBN 9781782118343
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