Where She Has Gone (Lives of the Saints Series #3) (Paperback)

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Where She Has Gone (Lives of the Saints Series #3) (Paperback)


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Set in Toronto and Italy, this powerful sequel to In a Glass House explores the sometimes forbidden aspect of desire and one’s longing for what is unrecoverable. Victor Innocente remeets his half-sister in Toronto, shortly after his father’s death. Uneasy with their new proximity in each other’s lives, they are at first restrained. But gradually what is unspoken between them comes closer to the surface, setting in motion a course of events that will take Victor back to Valle del Sole in Italy, the place of his birth. It is there, where the story had its strange beginning twenty years earlier, that he confronts his past, its secrets and its revelations. Poignant, gripping, and written in luminous, highly charged prose, Where She Has Gone is an unforgettable novel – for its vivid portrayal of character and place, and for its extraordinarily moving encounter with the past.
Nino Ricci was born in Leamington, Ontario, in 1959. His first novel, Lives of the Saints (1990), won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the F.G. Bressani Prize. The novel was also a long-time national bestseller, and was followed by the highly acclaimed In a Glass House (1993) and Where She Has Gone (1997), which was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize. His most recent novel is Testament (2002). Ricci holds a B.A. from York University and an M.A. from Concordia University. He is a past president of PEN Canada.

Nino Ricci lives in Toronto.
Product Details ISBN: 9780771075049
ISBN-10: 0771075049
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication Date: September 17th, 1999
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Lives of the Saints Series
“A magnificent novel…beautifully balanced, expertly paced, and executed in a prose that’s so sure, so smooth in its operations, so expressive, that it might be said to thrum with a natural life.”
Quill & Quire (starred review)

“Ricci has spun out a delicate and soulful novel…miraculously fluid and well-shaped, the narrative unspools like a wavering dream.”

“Nino Ricci confirms the wide breadth, dizzying heights and splendorous depths of his talent for telling a spellbinding tale.…”
Toronto Star

Where She Has Gone emerges as an accomplished and moving work.”
New York Times Book Review

“One of the grand achievements of contemporary Canadian writing.…”
Vancouver Sun