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Steal You Away

(2006)
(I'll Steal You Away)
A novel by

 
 
In swampy Ischiano Scalo, where the adults are all losers and the children dream of escape, meek little Pietro is tested to destruction by the school psychopath, and is betrayed by his parents, his favourite teacher and, in his most self-fulfilling act, himself. As Pietro struggles against the bullies and revels in his friendship with Gloria (the prettiest and richest girl for miles), his lonely teacher, Flora, devotes herself to her catatonic mother, until Ischiano's one glamorous son returns to seduce and forget her. In the painful aftermath, Pietro's attempts to escape his own crushing sense of failure lead him to destroy everything he holds dear in one futile moment of hurt and anger. Through the eyes of a desperate boy and a self-aggrandising small-town Don Juan, Ammaniti gradually reveals his cast of grotesques, from idiot policemen to self-obsessed would-be starlets, terrified headmasters to lustful janitors. With charm and irony, he exposes the grand dreams and sad realities of these ordinary people living extraordinarily ordinary lives.

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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: I'll Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-84195-824-7 / 978-1-84195-824-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'll Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-84195-945-6 / 978-1-84195-945-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-84195-932-4 / 978-1-84195-932-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-84195-774-7 / 978-1-84195-774-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-84195-873-5 / 978-1-84195-873-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: I'll Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-5226-3513-0 / 978-1-5226-3513-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: I'll Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti, Jonathan Hunt
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: I'll Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti, Jonathan Hunt
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: I'll Steal You Away
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Availability: Amazon