This novel, set in the Great Depression, tells the story of how Vito Corleone rose through the criminal underworld to become the most powerful Don in New York.
Mario Puzo: The Family Corleone
Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny — 17 years old, impatient and reckless — wants something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business. It also shows the upbringing of Luca Brasi and how Tom Hagen became the Corleones' consigliere. Rating: 3 Stars
Mario Puzo, New York, criminal, underworld, Great Depression