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MacNEIL, Robert. Burden of Desire. (New York) : A Dell Book, (April 1993). First Printing. Pp. (12), -559, (7). With 2-page map spread of the Halifax peninsula. 12mo, art-illustrated cardcovers.
The first mass market issue of MacNeil's first novel, set in Halifax, at the time of the Halifax Explosion. It boasts an almost bodice-ripper style cover by an un-credited artist with the Julia Robertson character in a long chaste cloak on the front.
"Set against a vivid backdrop of a world at war Burden of Desire opens with a cataclysmic explosion that provides the novel's extraordinary central metaphor. The blast and its aftermath, which devastates Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917, and ensures that the world as they know it will never be the same again.
Brilliantly blending suspense and eroticism with rich historical detail, Robert MacNeil sets the stage for one of the most provocative tales of desire and obsession to be found in recent fiction. magnificent in scope, Burden of Desire is a work of rare emotional power in which acts of love and war come vividly and sensually to life." - from rear cover.
Very good. 7.50
Title: Burden of Desire. First Dell Paperback Printing
Publisher: Dell Publishing, New York, 1993, ISBN:0440215099: 1993
ISBN Number: 0440215099
ISBN Number 13: 9780440215097
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 113444