MacNEIL, Robert. LISMER, Arthur, (dj art).
Title: Burden of Desire. Harcourt Paperback
Publisher:  Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, New York, 1992, ISBN:9780156006095
Seller ID: 113408
MacNEIL, Robert. Burden of Desire. Orlando, &c : A Harvest Book, Harcourt Inc., (1998). First Harvest Edition. Pp. (12), -466, (4). 8vo, yellow art-illustrated cardcovers. MacNeil's first novel, set in Halifax, at the timeof the Halifax Explosion. "The citizens of Halifax, Nova Scotia, are intro duced first-hand to the horror of the war on December 6, 1917, when a freighter carrying TNT explodes in the harbor, leveling the entire north end of the city. In the wake of the disaster, as survivors sort through the rubbleand tend to the dead and wounded a young clergyman finds a woman's diary. First intrigued and then obsessed by her sexual confessions, he enlists thehelp of a friend in the hope of unveiling her identity. Together they find the diary's author, and soon all three are faced with conflicting emotions , struggling with duty, destruction, and an overwhelming burden of desire."- from rear cover. Very good. 12.00