The Family

The Family The Barnes Noble ReviewAfter a visit to the Vatican in Mario Puzo bestselling author of The Godfather and Omerta was so enchanted by the look the feel and food of Italy so taken by its hist

  • Title: The Family
  • Author: Mario Puzo Carol Gino
  • ISBN: 9780061032424
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Barnes Noble ReviewAfter a visit to the Vatican in 1983, Mario Puzo, bestselling author of The Godfather and Omerta , was so enchanted by the look, the feel and food of Italy, so taken by its history, Carol Gino explains, that he wanted to write a novel about it Nearly 20 years in the making, The Family is that novel.Set in Rome in the last years of the 1The Barnes Noble ReviewAfter a visit to the Vatican in 1983, Mario Puzo, bestselling author of The Godfather and Omerta, was so enchanted by the look, the feel and food of Italy, so taken by its history, Carol Gino explains, that he wanted to write a novel about it Nearly 20 years in the making, The Family is that novel.Set in Rome in the last years of the 15th century, Puzo s final book completed by Gino, his companion for many years is an absorbing, highly entertaining, fictional account of the rise and rule and eventual fall of that notorious first family of dysfunction during the Renaissance, the Borgias Fast paced and well researched, The Family in its effort to make such scandalous characters as the Borgias human may well be the most ambitious novel of Puzo s career.Cardinal Roderigo Borgia is charismatic and handsome, a born leader and a perfidious man of the cloth who ascends to the papacy as Pope Alexander VI in 1492, when Italian city states are competing for land and the Vatican is competing for souls He is also the loving father of four children, two of whom become pawns in their father s implacable drive for power Cesare, Roderigo s oldest son, grows from an insecure cardinal to a fierce military leader and Lucrezia, Roderigo s beautiful, seductive daughter and her father s favorite not to mention her brother s incestuous bedmate becomes the marriage link that unites nations and divides hearts Throughou

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