The FamilyBook - 2002
The author of The Godfather takes readers back four hundred years to a fifteenth-century Italy populated by corrupt popes and despotic families to introduce the first of the mafia families, Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, and his children--Jofre, Juan, Lucrezia, and Cesare. Reprint.
“Dazzling, passionate, a masterwork that ranks with Puzo’s best.”
—Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguys
“One of his most satisfying works….A thoroughly entertaining posthumous present from one of the masters of popular fiction.”
Mario Puzo’s final masterwork. A sweeping epic saga of corruption, greed, treachery, and sin, The Family is the ultimate crowning achievement of the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist who gave the world The Godfather, arguably the greatest Mafia crime novel ever written. In The Family, Puzo—whom the Washington Post calls, “A serious American talent”—plunges reader into the colorful tumult of the Italian Renaissance, immersing them in the roiling intrigues and deadly affairs of the remarkable family whose name has always been synonymous with power, corruption, poison, and murder: the infamous Borgias.
A novel set in a fifteenth-century Italy populated by corrupt popes and despotic families introduces the first of the mafia families--Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, and his children Jofre, Juan, Lucrezia, and Cesare.