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Blood Washes Blood: A True Story of Love, Murder, and Redemption Under the Sicilian Sun

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Against the sweeping backdrop of western Sicily, in a riveting seven-year quest, Frank Viviano pieces together his own harrowing ancestral history of betrayal and redemption. His take is haunted, from its violent opening to its stunning climax, by an ancient Sicilian proverb, Lu sangu lava lu sangu, "Blood washes blood": the torrent of unforgiving vengeance that flows from an unforgivable offense.

Viviano's great-great grandfather was a legendary bandit who traveled the countryside of Sicily by night in the robes of a friar and was known as "the Monk." His brutal murder has remained shrouded in mystery for four generations. Until now.

Populated by an extraordinary cast of nineteenth-century Robin Hood brigands and twentieth-century underworld bosses, here is a true-life Godfather, in which past and present finally merge into a single story with a shattering climax that ultimately changes the way the author views his immigrant family's complex legacy — and himself.

About the Author

Frank Viviano, at-large foreign correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, has covered events ranging from the fall of Marcos in the Philippines and the Tiananmen Square crackdown to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Bosnian civil war. A two-time recipient of the World Affairs Council's Thomas Storke Award for Achievements in International Reporting, he is the author of six other books.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue

PART I

ONE: A Stranger in the Village

TWO: The System

THREE: Mike

FOUR: An Old Man's Riddle

FIVE: Ano in the Desert

PART II

SIX: A Map

SEVEN: The Red Sash

EIGHT: The Monk

NINE: The Saint and the Beast

TEN: A Burglary at Paternella

ELEVEN: Dark Franky

TWELVE: The Frenchman's Palace

THIRTEEN: Risorgimento

FOURTEEN: A Parable

FIFTEEN: Death on a Country Lane

PART III

SIXTEEN: The Bandit Kingdom

SEVENTEEN: Fable of the Chickpea

EIGHTEEN: Antonina Randazzo

NINETEEN: Festival of Bachelors

TWENTY: A Parallel Universe

PART IV

TWENTY-ONE: Family Portrait

TWENTY-TWO: "Mafia"

TWENTY-THREE: Domenico Valenti

TWENTY-FOUR: A Secret Life

TWENTY-FIVE: Blood Washes Blood

TWENTY-SIX: Quattro Vanelle

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671041595
Author:
Viviano, Frank
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Vendetta
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Vendetta - Italy - Terrasini
Subject:
Murder - Italy - Terrasini
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
#801
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.95 oz

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