The Word "Desire"
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About the Author
Rikki is the author of three short-story collections, seven books of poetry, and seven novels, including The Fan-Maker's Inquisition and The Jade Cabinet. She is also a painter whose work has been exhibited widely. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado.
"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