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Fools Die

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Fools Die

By Mario Puzo

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451160195, 531pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1979

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Description
-Convincing and fascinating...Puzo is a skilled craftsman...There is a Balzacian fascination in seeing the inside workings of the casinos.---Wall Street Journal

-Hypnotic The narrative boils without let-up, big scene after big scene, with plenty of betting, bedding, and boozing.---San Francisco Chronicle

This thrilling tale, written by the National Bestselling author of The Godfather, takes place in Hollywood, New York, and Las Vegas, and deals in the underground worlds of high-stakes gambling, publishing, and the film industry. It follows two brothers, Merlyn and Artie, as they delve into the dangerous underbelly of American life, where organized crime and law are two sides of the same coin.
-A page-flipping tale of power, brutality and glamour with incredible scenes...by a great storyteller who knows how to hook readers ---Library Journal


About the Author
The son of Italian immigrants who moved to the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City, Mario Puzo was born on October 15, 1920. After World War II, during which he served as a U.S. Army corporal, he attended City College of New York on the G.I. Bill and worked as a freelance writer. During this period he wrote his first two novels The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). When his books made little money despite being critically acclaimed, he vowed to write a bestseller. The Godfather (1969) was an enormous success. He collaborated with director Francis Ford Coppola on the screenplays for all three Godfather movies and won Academy Awards for both The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part II (1974). He also collaborated on the scripts for such films as Superman (1978), Superman II (1981), and The Cotton Club (1984). He continued to write phenomenally successful novels, Including Fools Die (1978), The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), and The Last Don (1996). Mario Puzo died on July 2, 1999. His final novel, Omerta, was published in 2000.
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