by Joe Bagori
Mafia Messiah chronicles the life of a baby boomer with a made man for grandfather. The book has been hailed as "The Wonder Years" meets "The Godfather".
The reader learns about The New England La Cosa Nostra from the days of Prohibition to the recent past.
The reader gets a sense of the power that emanated from Raymond Patriarca's office, Coin-O-Matic, on Atwells Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Federal Hill in Rhode Island.
The FBI had wire taps and bugs in place to understand this organization. The grandfather had a special anointing being born on Christmas Day that allowed him to prevent his family from being corrupted by it, a miracle in itself.
The reader experiences a wide range of events from the assignations of John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, to Muhammad Ali fighting on "The Wide World of Sports", all through the special prism of an Italian American family with Mafia ties and strong Christian values.
With strong parental figures our baby boomer is not only shielded from the dangers of organized crime but also shielded the dangers of life in general.
The book opens memory passages of the mind making each readers experience personal as they relate their own memories to the events and lessons of the book. .
- Joe Bagori, November 2011
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