Falco, Edward The Family Corleone

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The Family Corleone

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New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organisations will rise ...and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important than his family's future. His youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation; and his adopted son, Tom Hagen, is a college student; but he worries most about Sonny, his oldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny - seventeen years old, impatient, and reckless - wants something else: to follow in his father's footsteps, and become a part of the real family business. An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, "The Family Corleone" carries on the legacy of "The Godfather" for a new generation.

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...Rousing legacy filler. Tracing the rise of Vito Corleone's New York crime family, it won't disappoint fans. Shortlist Falco ably exploits the tension between civility and brutality. The result is good, messy fun. Guardian Falco's depiction of Vito Corleone captures both the cool reserve of young Vito and the insight he demonstrates as Don. A worthy addition to the lurid world of the Five Families. Kirkus ...channels the original so well that readers will be vividly reminded of Puzo's strengths ... His moments of blam-blam-blam are ace. Best of all, he supplies a grand set-piece finale--a parade-that will leave readers dreaming of just one more movie. Booklist Falco's solid Godfather prequel fills in the backstory of the iconic New York City Mafia family ... Puzo fans will find this a refreshing change from the inferior sequels... Publisher's Weekly

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Based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo, award-winning author Ed Falco's thrilling, all-new prequel to The Godfather continues the saga of the Corleone family.

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Falco, Edward
Published by Arrow (2013)
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Book Description Arrow, 2013. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Schnelle Lieferung, Kartonverpackung. Abzugsfähige Rechnung. Bei Mehrfachbestellung werden die Versandkosten anteilig erstattet. - New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organisations will rise . . . and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important than his family's future. His youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation. His adopted son, Tom Hagen, is a college student; but he worries most about Sonny, his oldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny - seventeen years old, impatient, and reckless - wants something else: to follow in his father's footsteps, and become a part of the real family business. An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, THE FAMILY CORLEONE carries on the legacy of The Godfather for a new generation. 448 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000042546

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