Based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo, award-winning author Ed Falco's thrilling, all-new prequel to The Godfather continues the saga of the Corleone family.
Ed Falco is the author of three novels, four story collections, and numerous plays, poems, essays, and critical reviews. Among his many awards and honours are an NEA fiction fellowship and the Southern Review's Robert Penn Warren Prize. He is a professor of English at Virginia Tech, where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing.
"Rousing legacy filler. Tracing the rise of Vito Corleone's New
York crime family, it won't disappoint fans." * Shortlist *
"Falco ably exploits the tension between civility and brutality. The result is good, messy fun." * Guardian *
"[C]hannels the original so well that readers will be vividly reminded of Puzo's strengths . . . His moments of blam-blam-blam are ace. Best of all, he supplies a grand set-piece finale--a parade-that will leave readers dreaming of just one more movie." * Booklist *
"Falco's depiction of Vito Corleone captures both the cool reserve of young Vito and the insight he demonstrates as Don. A worthy addition to the lurid world of the Five Families." * Kirkus *
"Falco's solid Godfather prequel fills in the backstory of the iconic New York City Mafia family . . . Puzo fans will find this a refreshing change from the inferior sequels." * Publisher's Weekly *