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The Family

(2010)
(Badfellas / Malavita)
A novel by

 
Imagine The Sopranos transplanted to the French countryside... .

This thrillingly comic, internationally bestselling Mafia farce is the inspiration for the major motion picture The Family starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones, and produced by Martin Scorsese.

The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycee. Or so it seems.

In fact, Fred is really Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-goodfella turned stool pigeon who's been relocated from New Jersey to France by the FBI's witness protection program. He's got a two-million-dollar bounty on his head, but he and his family can't help attracting attention (imagine the Sopranos in Normandy). And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it's Mafia mayhem a la Josh Bazell's Beat the Reaper, or like The Godfather as if written by Carl Hiaasen. Because while you can take the man out of the Mafia, you can't take the Mafia out of the man.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Used availability for Tonino Benacquista's The Family


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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Family, The
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 1-908524-21-9 / 978-1-908524-21-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BITTER LEMON PRESS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Family
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 0-14-312630-X / 978-0-14-312630-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Malavita
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 0-14-312385-8 / 978-0-14-312385-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Badfellas
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 1-904738-43-5 / 978-1-904738-43-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BITTER LEMON PRESS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Family
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Family Deluxe: A Novel (Movie Tie-In)
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Malavita: A Novel
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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