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  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099557586
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Dark Arena



From the author of the classic bestseller The Godfather

Mario Puzo's first acclaimed novel, before his creation of the international bestseller, The Godfather. An astounding story of corruption and betrayal.

Hardened by the brutality and desceration of three long years of war, Walter Mosca returns to America a changed man. But he has no sooner arrived than he knows he must run back to the land of the enemy, to find the woman who accepts the rage and cruelty of the world around her. In Germany, where the bitter aftermath of war is everything apparent, American cigarettes will buy almost anything. Mosca now faces a different kind of war, one in which he must make a fateful decision - between love and ambition, passion and greed, life and death...

  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099557586
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-selling novel The Godfather was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). In 1978 he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), and the second instalment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller. Mario Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including Earthquake, Superman, and all three Godfather films, for which he received two Academy Awards. He died in July 1999 at his home in Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight.

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Praise for The Dark Arena

The book reveals Mr Puzo to be a writer of power and precision ... This grim, gruff-mouthed, stiff-souled fellow [Mosca] overcomes the reader not with muscle but with the humanity and tenderness of his tragedy

New York Herald Tribune

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