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The Word Desire
 

The Word Desire (Paperback)

By Ducornet, Rikki

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Twelve startlingly original stories about erotic desire. Each story focuses on a pivotal erotic moment in the lives of men and women who narrate them. Only a few are overtly sexual in content, but each explores the many strange reverberations that occur when desire is present, wh... read full description below.

ISBN 9781564783981
Published 15 April 2005 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781564783981
ISBN-10 1564783987
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date 15 April 2005
International Publication Date 25 September 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ducornet, Rikki
Category Performing Arts
Short Stories
Number of Pages 193
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Erotic stories, American
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

These twelve startlingly original stories about erotic desire are the best opportunity yet for adventurous renders to discover and explore the fiction of Rikki Ducornet, who over the past three decades has created a body of work that is as daring and finely wrought as any writer's. Each of these stories centers on a pivotal erotic moment in the lives of the men and women who narrate them. Desire is awakened by such seemingly inconsequential events as a glance, a dream, a thought, or a chance encounter. Yet in each instance a life is forever changed. Only a few are overtly sexual in content, but each explores the many strange reverberations that occur when desire is present, whether acted upon or kept inside.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review She's a magic sensualist, a writer's writer, a master of language--a unique voice. --Amy Tan <br> These stories are like fine petit point or old grosgrain ribbon. Their beauty is in their detail and infinitesimal surprises. Exotic and desire are here intwined. --Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World <br> A body of work lush with enchantments. The Word Desire, like the wonderful cabinets Ducornet often writes about, has many compartments, and quite a few of them contain unadulterated treasures. -- The Village Voice Literary Supplement <br> Beyond language and the kindling of desire, there is another reason to read Ducornet: wisdom. --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times <br>Discerning readers and reviewers greeted the publication of The Word Desire as a cause for celebration. Now in paperback, an ever wider audience can discover why Rikki Ducornet has been called linguistically explosive . . . one of the most interesting American writers around -- The Nation<br>

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