I m not scared novel
I'm Not Scared by by Niccolò Ammaniti: Summary and reviewsIt is set in Southern Italy in the hot summer of Michele finds a dirty, incoherent boy, Fillipo, chained in a hole hidden outside his village, but is too scared to speak of it. He begins to. He does so by focusing primarily on Michele throughout the film, his emotions, reactions, and even the. This is a profoundly moral tale of lost innocence and adult cruelty.
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I 'm Not Scared is the latest in Australian company Text Publishing's commitment to bringing contemporary European writing to an Australian audience. A bestseller in its native Italy, I'm Not Scared is part of the long tradition of novels that draw their power from the lost world of childhood, and that moment between innocence and adulthood where the timelessness of childhood is poised to rupture. In this book, the last summer of childhood is, as always, long and hot. A mismatched group of children - Michele, Salvatore, Antonio or, as he is known, Skull , Remo, Barbara and Michele's younger sister, Maria - roams half-wild among the baking fields and valleys of Italy's rural south, their games both reflecting and escalating the simmering tensions within the group. In the opening chapter, which is a fine example of the evocative compression and sense of foreboding that characterise the novel, the friends abandon a race to explore a ruined house they find nestled in a small valley. After a complicated game of dare and forfeit, driven by the leader of the group, Skull, Michele agrees to go into the house, walk through and climb out a window at the far end.
Rate this book. Buy This Book. Read an exclusive excerpt at BookBrowse today. The hottest summer of the twentieth century. A tiny community of five houses in the middle of wheat fields. While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. To come to terms with it he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity.
Throughout the novel, Ammaniti parallels the childhood and the adult worlds to focus on the nature of evil and the possibility of goodness. Neither worlds, he suggests, are innocent. Ammaniti suggests that when both worlds forfeit an intuitive capacity for moral kindness and compassion, all members of the group suffer. Without a moral beacon, and without the barriers of conscience, people become capable of untold violence and cruelty against each other. In such a world, a father is capable of killing his son — perhaps with or without his knowledge. As a nine-year-old child, Michele champions all that is idyllic about childhood; the love and the innocence, the friendship and the fun. He cares for his sister and is protective and spontaneously sympathetic towards Filippo.
In , director Gabriele Salvatores adapted the novel into a film of the same name. In , in a small Italian village fictitiously named Acqua Traverse, a 9-year-old uncovers that the inhabitants of the village have kidnapped the son of a wealthy family to ask for a ransom. The book has sold more than , copies since its publication in ,  and has been translated in twenty languages. The Guardian described the experience of reading I'm Not Scared as "closer to that of such Italian neo-realist masterpieces as De Sica 's Bicycle Thieves as they appear to us now, imbued with a lyrical but utterly unsentimental nostalgia for lost innocence". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This gripping American debut by Italian novelist Ammaniti captures well the vagaries of childhood: the shifting alliances, the casual betrayals and the mix of helplessness and earnest audacity with which children confront adult situations. Nine-year-old Michele Amitrano lives with his little sister, devoted mother and distant father in a rural Italian hamlet consisting of five dilapidated houses. In the sweltering summer of , he and a group of his friends strike out on their bikes across the barren, scorched hills. While exploring an abandoned house, Michele discovers what he believes to be the dead body of a boy his own age. He cannot bring himself to tell his friends.