From the vaults
- “On Writing Testament“
Ricci talks about the childhood picture bible that inspired his novel Testament, about the literary shortcomings of the Gospels, and about crossing the River Jordan.
- “Publishers’ Clearing House,” from Writing Home (McClelland & Stewart, 1997)
A memoir about growing up poor-ish and immigrant and free in the Ontario outback.
- “Home of the Saints,” from Destinations Magazine, October 1993
In 1993 Ricci revisited the town that inspired Valle del Sole in his novel Lives of the Saints to find witchcraft alive and well and saints still lurking behind every bush.
- “Questioning Ethnicity,” from Alphabet City, No. 2, 1992
A Foucauldian deconstruction of the notion of ethnicity. Reader discretion is advised: This piece contains turgid theoretical jargon that some readers may find offensive.