Nino Ricci

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Nino Ricci’s first novel was the internationally acclaimed Lives of the Saints. It spent 75 weeks on the Globe and Mail‘s bestseller list and was the winner of the F.G. Bressani Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. In England it won Betty Trask Award and Winnifred Holtby Prize, in the U.S. was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and in France was an Oiel de la lettre Selection of the National Libraries Association.

Published in seventeen countries, Lives of the Saints was the first volume of a trilogy that continued with In a Glass House, hailed as a “genuine achievement” by The New York Times, and Where She Has Gone, nominated for the Giller Pri
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Lives of the Saints

3.55 avg rating — 1,399 ratings — published 1990 — 14 editions
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The Origin of Species

3.07 avg rating — 729 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Testament

3.69 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Sleep

2.81 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Where She Has Gone

3.33 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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In a Glass House

3.34 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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Book of Saints

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UNTITLED NOVEL (1995)

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“He was starting to think that consciousness wasn’t some lighthouse of self-knowing but merely a little cave where you made up stories about yourself, whatever it took to hide the shit and the slime, the utter mollusk you were in your deepest nature. He wondered what was down there, under the shit, what kind of bedrock he might strike. Take”
Nino Ricci, The Origin of Species

“A booby woos his mate with a story of abundance; a bee dances out a story of food. Whatever line we draw between instinct and awareness does not change that the story is there from the outset, long before there are poets to recite it or scribes to record it. So it is that what we still think of as our unique heritage, the thing that sets us apart, what the gods have given us, the magic moment of "Let there be light," is perhaps only a passage on a much longer journey, one that is primal beyond reckoning and that goes back to the very beginnings of life itself.”
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“He thought of Darwin sleeping out on the pampas during his Beagle trip, a middle-class white kid travelling the world, the first of the backpackers. It was only afterwards, really, that he had made any sense of what he had seen. Alex wondered what, in the fullness of time, he himself would make sense of, what small, crucial detail might be lodging itself in his brain that would shake his life to its foundations.”
Nino Ricci, The Origin of Species
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