Where She Has Gone

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McClelland & Stewart, 1997 - Brothers and sisters - 325 pages
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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.

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Where She Has Gone tells the story of Vittorio and his half-sister, Rita. When Vittorio was a young boy, his father had emigrated from Italy to Canada. His mother had an affair, and died giving birth ... Read full review

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Upon returning to Toronto after teaching in Africa, Vittorio Innocente reconnects with his half-sister Rita, who is in her first year of college. Rita's mother died in childbirth aboard a ship for ... Read full review

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Nino Ricci was born in 1959 in Leamington, Ontario. He earned a B.A. from York University in 1981, and a M.A. from Concordia in 1987. He spent two years teaching in Nigeria with CUSO, and one year studying in Florence. He served as one of the directors of PEN Canada from 1990-96, and as President during 1995-96. Ricci has won the Winifred Holtby Prize for Best Regional Novel for Lives of the Saints; the Betty Trask Award for Fiction; the F.G. Bressani Prize for Prose; the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Governor General's Award, for Fiction.

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