After its first week in bookstores, Sleep has come in at #2 on the Globe and Mail‘s Canadian Fiction Bestseller List, just behind Lawrence Hill’s The Illegal. Reached at his home, where he had cracked open a bottle of lemon Perrier in celebration, Ricci commented, “I think people will finally understand now what it means to come from a big Italian family. I don’t think they actually read any of my books, but at least they buy them.”
On the main Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, Sleep comes in at #6, ahead of Harper Lee and Danielle Steele.
“I’m hoping this is just the beginning,” Ricci said. “Given how long it takes me to finish a book, I’m going to have to live off this one for quite a while yet.”
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