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Ammaniti, Niccolo. As God Commands. Black Cat: Grove. Oct. 2009. c.400p, tr. from Italian by Jonathan Hunt. ISBN 978-08021-7067-5. pap. $14.95. F
Thirteen-year-old Cristiano Zena lives in the small industrial town of Varano, Italy, with his unemployed father, Rino, an alcoholic neo-Nazi. With friends Quattro Formaggi and Danilo, Rino decides to liberate an ATM machine from the local bank by driving a vehicle into it. But on the fateful night, in the midst of a torrential rainstorm, things do not go as planned. The ATM is not stolen, three people end up dead, Rino lies in a coma, and Cristiano's life is unchanged forever. Like David Lida's …