What a long road this novel and I have traveled together – and with so many stops along the way. I had never heard of Vivian Gornick until I picked up one of her books at my bookshop Passa Porta. The title “Unfinished Business. Notes of a Chronic Re-reader” appealed to me. Curious enough to put it on the stack on my way to the exit and to give it a try. Gornick, now 85, is an acclaimed reporter who worked for The Village Voice. I like how she defined personal journalism in the introduction to the book. That’s where I got hooked : I sat up half the night describing the entire event from the perspective of my one great insight; and discovering,…