Io e te

Me and You was made into a film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci in 2012.

“The new Italian word for talent is Ammaniti.”
The Times

“A fearsomely gifted writer.”
The Independent

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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Publication date: 26.10.2010
Publisher: Einaudi Stile Libero

Editions +
Moi et toi 10-18
1 February 2016
მე და შენ Sulakauri
1 December 2019
Ja a ty VLNA
Slovacchia / Slovakia
5 December 2022
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Brazil: Bertrand Editora Brasil
Czech Republic: NLN, Nakladatelstvì Lidové noviny
Egypt: Beba Editions
Estonia: Pegasus Publishers
France: Robert Laffont
Georgia: Sulakauri
Germany: Piper Verlag
Greece: Kastaniotis
Hungary: Euròpa Kiadò
Japan: Kawade Shobo Shinsha
Korea: Sigongsa
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The Netherlands: Lebowski
Portugal: Bertrand Editora
Russia: Corpus Books
Serbia: Plato Books
Slovenia: Studentska zalozb
Slovakia: VLNA
Spain (Castilian): Anagrama
Spain (Catalan): Angle Editorial
Sweden: Contempo
Turkey: Can Yayinlari
Uk: Canongate
Us: Black Cat-Grove Atlantic

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