When Mario Puzo published The Godfather, it became an international best-seller and the basis for three award-winning films. Readers continue to be fascinated by the saga of the Corleones, a contemporary Mafia family consumed by intricate relationships and ruthless pursuits of power. Now, in his final work, Puzo turns his attention to one of most notorious crime families in history: the Borgias. In the 15th century, the Vatican is corrupt, secretive, and political. Rodrigo Borgia, who becomes Pope Alexander VI through sheer bribery, stands at its center. A worldly pope, his lustful appetites are matched only by his love for his children--sons and daughters including the beautiful Lucrezia and the handsome warrior Ceasare. In Puzo's hands, the story of the Borgias' affairs becomes a vivid tapestry of pride, romance, jealousy, and betrayal. Puzo worked on The Family for two decades. Unfinished at his death, it has been masterfully completed by best-selling author Carol Gino. The final triumph of a great storyteller, The Family takes on special power through George Guidall's narration.
Release date: March 29, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Print pages: 432
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