On Earth as It Is in Heaven

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

A dark, gripping coming-of-age tale that explores violence, friendship, family, and what it means to be a man

Summer, Palermo, early 1980s. The air hangs hot and heavy. The Mafia-ruled city is a powder keg ready to ignite. In a boxing gym, a fatherless nine-year-old boy climbs into the ring to face his first opponent.

So begins On Earth as It Is in Heaven, a sweeping multigenerational saga that reaches back to the collapse of the Italian front in North Africa and forward… (more)

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The over-the-top clichés seem to come with the fictional territory as the novel explores just what it means to be a man.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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