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  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099557593
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Fortunate Pilgrim



A classic tale of the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family, from the author of the international bestseller, The Godfather

A classic tale of the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of immigrants living in New York City.

From the barren farms of Italy to the cramped tenements of New York, Lucia Santa - wife, widow and mother of two families - must steer them through the Depression and the early years of war as they adapt to life in a strange land. However, she cannot prevent the conflict between Italian and American values - nor the violence and bloodshed which must surely follow...

  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099557593
  • 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 Fortunate Pilgrim

Puzo has written a chronicle of Italian immigrant life which is a small classic ... The novel is lifted into literature by its highly charged language, its penetrating insights and its mixture of tenderness and rage

New York Times

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