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- DescriptionThe Lives of Felix V is compelling, powerful, and disturbingly prophetic, with 2 of 3 astounding revelations already having come true, and the third-- slowly evolving. From the horrors of the Second World War through the political and religious conspiracies of the postwar period, Joseph Orbi's vel carefully weaves together fiction with little kwn, and troubling historical fact in a story of intrigue, manipulation, and murder at the highest echelons of the Vatican. The vel chronicles the lives of two men: Felix Ronco, an orphan who grows up under the tutelage of a powerful member of the Vatican elite, and young Damir Pavelic', son of Ante Pavelic', the forgotten fuhrer of World War II. Linking the two is a priest, who adopts Ronco and helps Ante Pavelic' and his family escape from Europe at the end of the war. The same man who, thirty-one years later, becomes the first n-Italian pope in 500 years, a pope with a daring and dangerous political vision. The Lives of Felix V is that rare event in literature that combines a sweeping and tightly-woven plot with vivid characters, suspense, biting wit, irreverence, tragedy, and romance, soaring to a climax of unprecedented boldness. It is more than a vel. It is prophecy.
- Author BiographySomeone said once that Joseph Orbi either has led a very interesting life or he suffers from delusions. Truth is, no one else can claim they have played fetch with Rin-Tin-Tin, tried to buy the entire Air Force of the Dominican Republic, warned a Department of Defense spokesman against selling F-14 to pre-Islamic Iran, predicted Israel's raid on Entebbe, met Argentina's Juan Peron for breakfast, performed as a clown in a circus, worked in Hollywood, was consigliere to an opera company, became a successful advertising executive, and even appeared twice as principal guest in two Phil Donahue shows. It is those eclectic and zany life experiences that have given form to Joseph Orbi's fascinating and unpredictable writing that somersaults between black comedy, historical drama and political thrillers. Literary works by Joseph Orbi include: Pendejo, Cenacolo, Cosa Nostra, Las Vidas de Felix V, Murder A Cappella, McQuicker's Place, The Bet, Por que se reia la gente?, and Diplo.
- Author(s)Joseph Orbi
- PublisherI.O. Twomey
- Date of Publication01/03/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintI.O. Twomey
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight413 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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