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Author Auci, Stefania, author.

Title The Florios of Sicily : a novel / Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F AUCI    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F AUCI    AVAILABLE
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Description 444 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published as I leoni di Sicilia in Italy in 2019 by Nord"--Title page verso.
Summary "In this grand part one of a two-volume saga, inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, The Florios of Sicily brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florios' century of influence. They were the uncrowned kings of Sicily: restless and ambitious, single-minded and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else. Yet their beginnings were humble. Vincenzo, who lost his father at eight, builds an empire from the docks of Palermo. Driven by an insatiable desire to rise above his station and prove a aristocracy that scorns him wrong, Vincenzo sacrifices family and love to transform his tiny spice shop into a trading empire. The name, Florio, soon instills fear and respect. The men of the family are stubborn, arrogant, philanderers and slaves to passions. Paolo shrewdly fights his way out of an earthquake-striken Bagnara to start anew in Sicily. Ignazio II rejects his one true love to fulfill his destiny as the head of a trading empire. Not to be outdone by the men, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring mistresses, or wounded wives. Giula, though only a mistress, is fiercely intelligent and wins over politicians and businessmen alike. Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father. In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Florio family -- Fiction.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Added Author Gregor, Katherine, translator.
Added Title Leoni di Sicilia. English.
ISBN 9780062931672 (hardcover)
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