What We Don't Know about Children

What We Don t Know about Children A best seller in Italy where it sparked intense debate Simona Vinci s first novel was awarded the prestigious Elsa Morante Prize and subsequently was acquired by publishers around the world Clearly

  • Title: What We Don't Know about Children
  • Author: Simona Vinci
  • ISBN: 9780375404115
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A best seller in Italy, where it sparked intense debate, Simona Vinci s first novel was awarded the prestigious Elsa Morante Prize and subsequently was acquired by publishers around the world Clearly an accomplished and important book, it is also a profoundly disturbing one.In a suburb of Bologna, three boys and two girls ranging in age from ten to fifteen enter the seaA best seller in Italy, where it sparked intense debate, Simona Vinci s first novel was awarded the prestigious Elsa Morante Prize and subsequently was acquired by publishers around the world Clearly an accomplished and important book, it is also a profoundly disturbing one.In a suburb of Bologna, three boys and two girls ranging in age from ten to fifteen enter the season of long summer days and the mysterious beauty of the cornfields surrounding the town There, in an abandoned shack, they discover the excitement of being part of a group with its own rules and secrets Normal kids who Rollerblade and play the same video games and Oasis and Alanis Morissette CDs that kids play everywhere, they come from normal families, their parents just as busy as most are these days Although everyone assumes that someone will keep an eye on the kids they re always playing out front in the parking lot, aren t they this assumption turns out to be false.Tiring of familiar childish pastimes, these five ride bikes or scooters out to their clubhouse and awkwardly begin their sexual initiation, liberated by innocence and driven by natural curiosity But this rite of passage is gradually perverted by images from the adult world as these increase in creepiness and violence, inevitably the games these confused and powerless children play, mimicking desires not their own, become horrifyingly real.Claustrophobic, mesmerizing and unf

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