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The award-winning and bestselling author Nino Ricci discusses his latest novel, Sleep (Doubleday, 2015), sleep disorders, guns and more, with Joseph Planta.

Sleep by Nino Ricci (Doubleday, 2015).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Nino Ricci joins me again. His latest novel, Sleep has just been published. In the book, David Pace is a man whose life begins to crumble as he develops a sleep disorder. It’s a struggle to remain alert, while taking various medication, and at a furious pace. I’ll get Mr. Ricci to tell us about the book, and the depths of human behaviour that David encounters. I’ll also get him to tell us about the cover, an Alex Colville reproduction. Nino Ricci is an acclaimed and bestselling author. He has received the Governor General’s Award twice; first for Lives of the Saints, which was his first novel and which was adapted for television. His second Governor General’s prize was for The Origin of Species, which he was first on this program with in 2008. His other books include In a Glass House, Where She Has Gone, Testament, and a biography of Pierre Trudeau. The notices for Sleep have been quite good already. The website for more is at www.ninoricci.com. He is a Member of the Order of Canada. The book is published by Doubleday. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto today, Nino Ricci; Mr. Ricci, good morning.