In the sea there are crocodiles Fabio Geda

In the sea there are crocodiles Fabio Geda

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One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah’s mother tells him three things: don’t use drugs, don’t use weapons, and don’t steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn’t there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. In a book that takes a true story and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction, Italian velist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah’s remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally managed to claim political asylum aged fifteen. His ordeal took him through Iran, Turkey and Greece, working on building sites in order to pay people-traffickers, and enduring the physical misery of dangerous border crossings squeezed into the false bottoms of lorries or trekking across inhospitable mountains. A series of almost implausible strokes of fortune enabled him to get to Turin, find help from an Italian family and meet Fabio Geda, with whom he became friends. The result of their friendship is this unique book in which Enaiatollah’s engaging, moving voice is brilliantly captured by Geda’s subtly simple storytelling. In Geda’s hands, Enaiatollah’s journey becomes a universal story of stoicism in the face of fear, and the search for a place where life is liveable.
Product Identifiers
Publisher Random House Children’s Publishers United Kingdom, David Fickling Books
ISBN-10 0857560085
ISBN-13 9780857560087
eBay Product ID (ePID) 106487855
Product Key Features
Format Hardcover
Language English
Additional Product Features
Place of Publication London
Interest Age From 12 from 12
Author Biography Born in Turin in 1972, Fabio Geda is an Italian novelist who works with children in difficulties. He writes for several Italian magazines and newspapers, and teaches creative writing in the most famous Italian school of storytelling (Scuola Holden, in Turin). This is his first book to be translated into English.
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Author Fabio Geda
Topic Young Adults Fiction
Translated by Howard Curtis
Prizes Shortlisted for Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation 2015 and Coventry Inspiration Book Awards: What’s the Story Category 2013.
Date of Publication 07/07/2011
Out-Of-Print Date 08/04/2016

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