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Where She Has Gone

Nino Ricci's novel was shortlisted for the 1997 Giller Prize.

Nino Ricci

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. (From McClelland & Stewart)