The Family Corleone

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Carmella rested her head on Vito's shoulder. "I worry," she said. "All this . . ." She took a step back to gesture around her at the house and the compound. "All this," she repeated, and she looked up to Vito. "I worry for you."
"You always worried," Vito said, "and yet here we are." He touched her eyes, as if wiping away tears. "Look," he said. "Tom's in college. He'll be a hotshot lawyer soon. Everybody's fine and healthy."
" ," Carmella said. "We've been lucky." She straightened out her dress. "Did you talk to Sonny about Sandrinella? That boy . . . I worry for his soul."
Vito put his hands on her cheeks. "Sonny will be fine. I promise. He'll work his way up in the automobile business. I'll help him. In time, God willing, he'll be making more money than I could ever dream of. Him and Tommy and Michael and Fredo, our children will be like the Carnegies and the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers. With me to help, they'll be rich beyond measure, and then they'll take care of us when we're old."
Carmella grasped Vito's hands by the wrists, pulled them away from her face, and put them around her waist. "You believe that?" she asked, and she pressed her cheek against his neck.
"If I didn't believe that was possible . . ." Vito stepped back and took her by the hand. "If I didn't believe that was possible," he said, "I'd still be working as a clerk at Genco's. Now," he added, and he led her toward the kitchen and the back door, "everybody's waiting."
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"A must summer read... Trust me. You'll enjoy." ( New York Post)

"Falco ably exploits the tension between civility and brutality. The result is good, messy fun." ( Guardian)

"If you have any knowledge of The Godfather you will love this book. It's a perfect addition to the Corleone saga...When you see this book, buy it. It is written with love for the characters and respect for Puzo. It is also a story that won't quit and I couldn't stop reading. Falco brought me back to a world I love and did it perfectly. As far as I'm concerned this is THE BOOK to buy in 2012." ( Crime Spree Magazine)

"[C]hannels 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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Edward Falco
Edité par Arrow (2013)
ISBN 10 : 009958087X ISBN 13 : 9780099580874
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Description du livre Arrow, 2013. Taschenbuch. État : 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. N° de réf. du libraire INF1000042546

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