Order This Book OnlineLeave it to an Italian to write a book like this. This is not Italian romance: nobody is rebuilding Tuscan villas or falling in love at the Trevi Fountain. The novel is closer to an opera in its proportions, but not the opera buffa — forget about Cosi Fan Tutte or Le Nozze Di Figaro. As God Commands is Italian tragedy at its height, a tale of desperation and madness in a bitterly depressed industrial town. The forces of religion and family play violently in the story of young Rino, his father, and the rough characters whose obsessions and addictions harken their ultimate destruction. This book will rock you. — Lisa