Come Dio comanda (The Crossroads / As God Commands)

Winner of the 2007 Premio Strega

Come Dio comanda was made into a film by Gabriele Salvatores in 2008

“Bang! Propulsive from the first page, this latest from Ammaniti is stunningly, disturbingly entertaining adrenaline fiction.”
Kirkus Review

“[As God Commands] is a rollickingly dark horror-comic, a grueling piece of fun.”
The Independent

The economically depressed village of Varrano, where Cristiano Zena lives with his hard-drinking, out-of-work father, Rino, is a world away from the picturesque towns of travel-brochure Italy. When Rino and his rough-edged cronies Danilo and Quattro Formaggi come up with a plan to reverse all their fortunes, Cristiano wonders if maybe their lives are poised for deliverance after all.  But the plan goes horribly awry. On a night of apocalyptic weather, each character will act in a way that will have irreversible consequences for themselves and others, and Cristiano will find his life changed forever, and not in the way he had hoped. Gritty and relentless, As God Commands moves at breakneck speed, blending brutal violence, dark humor, and surprising tenderness. With clear-eyed affection, Niccolò Ammaniti introduces a cast of unforgettable characters trapped at the crossroads of hope and despair.

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Publication date: 01.01.2006
Publisher: Mondadori / Einaudi
Number of Pages: 547

Foreign rights +

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Egypt: Beba Editions
Finland: Otava Publishing
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Korea: Seamulkiul
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Serbia: Plato Books
Slovenia: Goga
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Sweden: Norstedts
Turkey: Can Yayinlari
Uk: Canongate
Us: Black Cat-Grove Atlantic

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