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Burning, The (Signed by author)

Legendre, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0316731919 / ISBN 13: 9780316731911
Published by Little & Brown, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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407 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Spotless and tight copy. Record # 456338. Bookseller Inventory # 456338

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Title: Burning, The (Signed by author)

Publisher: Little & Brown

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In an engrossing novel about fate, luck, and obsession, a struggling academic from Philadelphia marries a beautifully dangerous Vegas blackjack dealer, and when his controversial theory about economics is put to the test, his entire life is put on the line.

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Logan Smith has just finished his doctoral dissertation in economics and decides to unwind in Vegas. There he meets beautiful blackjack dealer Dallas, who gives the naive Logan a few instructive tips on the game and, later, further guidance in the bedroom. Less than two years later, the newlyweds settle in Arizona, where Logan has been hired to teach. He also devotes himself to refining his radical challenge to neoclassical economics. As he becomes absorbed by his work and his intellectually stimulating conversations with an alluring astrophysicist, the volatile, complicated Dallas develops a serious gambling problem. In this remarkably assured debut, Legendre weds a provocative novel of ideas to an affecting story of romantic trials and tribulations. It is a testament to his considerable narrative skill that he makes equally compelling reading out of scenes depicting the academic debate among dueling economists and scenes of a desperate Dallas gambling away the couple's life savings. Muscular prose and heady intellectual banter combine in this exceptionally fine debut. Joanne Wilkinson
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