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El siciliano / The Sicilian

El siciliano / The Sicilian

by Mario Puzo

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Overview

El siciliano es una biografía novelada de Giuliano y una incisiva descripción de la vida, las tradiciones y las complejas relaciones de poder en Sicilia.

Corre el año 1950. El exilio de Michael Corleone en Palermo está a punto de acabar, y su padre, Don Vito, le ha encomendado una misión: debe volver a América con un hombre que se ha convertido en un mito popular, un forajido acosado por el Gobierno, las clases altas y la Mafia.

Su nombre es Salvatore Giuliano, un moderno Robin Hood que, tras enfrentarse en su juventud a una patrulla de carabineri, se vio forzado a refugiarse en las montañas. Desde allí lucha por su patria y su gente, oprimida por la Cosa Nostra y la corrupción del Go-bierno de Roma.

Ahora, en esta neblinosa tierra de montañas y ruinas antiguas, el destino de Michael Corleone se verá hermanado con la leyenda de Salvatore Giuliano.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Michael Corleone is returning to the U.S. after the two-year exile to Sicily in which reader left him in The Godfather. But he is ordered to bring with him the young Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Guiliano, who is the unofficial ruler of northwestern Sicily. In his fight "to make Sicilians free people," the young folk hero, based on the real-life Giuliano of the 1940's, has made both the police and the Mafia his enemies. So when Don Croce Malo, chief of the Sicilian Mafia, and the policemen who has been tracking Guiliano each offer to help Corleone find the elusive Robin Hood, betrayal seems inevitable. Mario Puzo has created a sequel to The Godfather that is every bit as compelling and dramatic. But The Sicilian is a distinct literary achievement in its historical inspiration and its vivid portrait of Sicilian peasant life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9786073178181
Publisher: PRH Grupo Editorial
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.92(w) x 7.46(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Mario Puzo (1920-1999) was an American Author and screenwriter best known for his Mafia crime novels. He joined the Air force during World War II and worked as a public relations officer. He published his first book, The Dark Arena in 1955 but it wasn't until his fifth novel, The Godfather, published in 1969 that he achieved his success. The book was later adapted into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972. Puzo wrote the screenplay for all three Godfather movies, winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Godfather. Puzo's last two novels Omerta and The Family were published posthumously.

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1920

Date of Death:

July 2, 1999

Place of Birth:

New York City

Place of Death:

Bay Shore, Long Island

Education:

Attended New York City's New School for Social Research and Columbia University