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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.

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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Family, The
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 1-908524-21-9 / 978-1-908524-21-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BITTER LEMON PRESS
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Family
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 0-14-312630-X / 978-0-14-312630-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malavita
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 0-14-312385-8 / 978-0-14-312385-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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   


Audio Editions

June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Family - A Novel (Movie Tie-In), previously published as Malavita
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

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


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