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100 1 Auci, Stefania,|eauthor.
240 10 Leoni di Sicilia.|lEnglish
245 14 The Florios of Sicily :|ba novel /|cStefania Auci ;
translated by Katherine Gregor.
250 First edition.
264 1 New York, NY :|bHarperVia,|c2020.
300 444 pages :|bmap, genealogical table ;|c24 cm
500 "Originally published as I leoni di Sicilia in Italy in
2019 by Nord"--Title page verso.
520 "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.
650 0 Families|vFiction.
650 0 Family secrets|vFiction.
650 0 Ambition|vFiction.
650 0 Revenge|vFiction.
651 0 Sicily (Italy)|vFiction.
651 7 Italy|zSicily.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204499
655 7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787
655 7 Biographical fiction.|2lcgft
655 7 Historical fiction.|2lcgft
700 1 Gregor, Katherine,|etranslator.
776 08 |iOnline version:|aAuci, Stefania,|tThe Florios of Sicily
|bFirst edition|dNew York, NY : HarperVia,