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Burden of Desire.

MacNEIL, Robert.

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ISBN 10: 0385420196 / ISBN 13: 9780385420198
Published by Doubleday [1992], New York, 1992
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Small 4to. Blue cloth spine and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 466pp. Map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Tight, attractive nice first edition of the famed broadcaster's first novel, handsomely signed and inscribed nicely by him in blue fountain pen on the title page: "For Pat / With best wishes, / Robert MacNeil / 3-13-92." World War One-era fiction set in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bookseller Inventory # 33039

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Title: Burden of Desire.

Publisher: Doubleday [1992], New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Set against a vived backdrop of a world at war, Burden of Desire opens with a cataclysmic explosions that provides the novel's extraordinary central metaphor. The blast and its aftermath, which devastates Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1917, rocks the lives of the three major characters, 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 work of rare emotional power in which acts of love and war come vividly and sensually to life.

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"A powerful piece of work...a tremendous story."- The Washington Post Book World

"Tells us more about ourselves than a thousand constitutional conferences."-Halifax Mail Star

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