Crossroads by Niccolo Ammaniti

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Cristiano is thirteen. Home life is far from perfect. When his father and two friends come up with a plan to rob a bank, Cristiano sees the chance of a better life. As a tremendous storm brews that night, Cristiano will have to put childhood behind him once and for all, and the perfect crime will have shocking consequences.

About Niccolo Ammaniti

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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, Steal You Away, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He won the prestigious Italian Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction with his bestselling novel I'm Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages. The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize 2007, Italy's equivalent of the Booker.
Published January 1, 2009 by Text Publishing. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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After a while, it becomes clear that this isn't a realist novel at all, but an Italian version of Deep Southern Gothic - complete with white supremacist father, idiot rapist sidekick, loser alcoholic sidekick and - at the centre of it all - a traumatised but virtuous child.

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