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The prince
Bruschini, Vito., author.
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Father. English
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atria Books, 2015.

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438 pages ; 24 cm
Prince Ferdinando Licata is a wealthy Sicilian landowner who uses his personal power and charm to placate Sicilian peasants and fight off Mussolini{u2019}s fascists. As tensions rise in Italy during the 1930s, with increasingly violent consequences, Licata attracts many friends and far more enemies. Eventually implicated in a grisly murder, the prince flees to America, where he ends up navigating a turf war between Irish and Italian gangs of the Lower East Side. Violence explodes in unexpected ways as Licata gains dominance over New York, with the help of a loyal townsman with blood ties to the prince who is forced to abandon his fiancée in Sicily. The two men return to their native land at the height of World War II in an outrageously bold maneuver engineered by Licata and mobster Lucky Luciano. Both the prince and his kinsman assist US naval intelligence during the invasion of Sicily and, once they are back on their native soil, they proceed to settle unfinished business with their enemies and unravel old secrets in a stunning and sinister finale.
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Originally published in Italy in 2009 as The father : il padrino dei padrini by Newton Compton Editori.
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