"First published in Italy in 2006 as Come dio comanda by Mondadori Editor s.p.a."--T.p. verso.
Includes a Grove Press Reading Group Guide, prepared by Lindsey Tate.
Winner of the Strega Prize.
Despite his hope that the scheme of his alcoholic father, Rino, and his cronies will land a great fortune for the family, and the hand of the beautiful Fabiana for him, Cristiano finds his life changed in a single night, and not in the way he had hoped.