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The Word 'Desire'

Rikki Ducornet


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/1/2005)
Hardcover (10/1/1997)

Praise For The Word 'Desire'

"She's a magic sensualist, a writer's writer, a master of language--a unique voice."--Amy Tan

"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

"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

"Beyond language and the kindling of desire, there is another reason to read Ducornet: wisdom."--Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

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

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805051742, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1998

About the Author

Rikki Ducornet has lived in North Africa, South America, Canada, and France, and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She is working on a new novel to be published by Henry Holt, The Fan-Maker's Inquisition.