Murder, Vengeance, and the Women Who Took Over the Mafia
Barbie Latza Nadeau
The chilling story of one woman’s rise to prominence in the Italian Mafia and the women who followed in her footsteps.
Told through a combination of diligent research and personal interviews with the women themselves, Nadeau takes readers inside Mafia families and provides intimate accounts of what led these godmothers into a life of crime in the first place, from avenging the death of a lover to the practical matter of keeping up the family business while the men are away (in prison). Going beyond stereotypes, The Godmother redefines our ideas of criminal enterprises led by the women who are strong enough, smart enough, and mean enough to take control.
Italy (Newton Compton)
Serbia (Public Praktikum)