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The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species
Author: Nino Ricci
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Price: $22 (Paperback)

Winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, The Origin of Species is a fictional observation on the purpose of existence and the beauty of life. Toronto novelist Nino Ricci introduces protagonist Alex Fratarcangel, living in 1980s Montreal. The grad student is perturbed by his past relationships and the point of his life, leading him to seek a therapist. The therapy he receives and several influential characters with their own afflictions leads Alex to realize life lessons learned in years past that now become strikingly clear.

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