The Sacco Gang
The award-winning author's "vivid historical novel based on the true story of the five Sacco brothers" who fought fascism and the mafia in 1920s Sicily (Publishers Weekly).
Sicily, 1920s. As socialists who run successful farms and businesses, the Sacco brothers are a prime target of the local Mafia's extortion racket. When their father receives an anonymous letter demanding protection money, he goes to the police. But what can they do with such a complaint? No one in the village has ever dared denounce the Mafia before.
"A twisted morality tale worthy of the wild west."--The Guardian
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing
Taking place in 1920s Fascist Italy, the Sacco family are Socialist-leaning and also believe in reporting crimes to the police, bypassing the Mafia. What ensues in this short novel is an “Italian ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alanteder - LibraryThing
The Wild, Wild West (of Sicily) Review of the English translation (2018) of the Italian language original "La banda Sacco" (2013) This was a very compelling historical fiction novella situated in the ... Read full review