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Description - The Burning by Thomas Legendre

When an acquaintance suggests a wild weekend in Las Vegas, Logan Smith, struggling to establish an academic career in Philadelphia, thinks it might be just the kind of bright lights and stupid fun he needs. What he doesn't expect is a personal lesson in blackjack from a beautiful, dangerous, red-headed croupier called Dallas Cole who is going to change his life forever. Uneasily transplanted to a campus in the bleak desert state of Arizona, Logan immerses himself in his research, and tentatively he begins to explore a new and revolutionary theory. Gradually, as his work takes shape, not only does Logan's personal life shift and turn hostile around him but the ideas he is pursuing turn out to have repercussions more far- reaching than he could have imagined: and if he is right in his theorising the very future of the planet is at stake. He must deal with temptation, self-doubt, betrayal and implacable opposition before he can follow his discovery through, and by the time Logan's theories are put to the test all the assumptions he has ever made are brought into question. Generous in its scope, deeply absorbing and effortlessly brilliant, this is one of those rare novels which makes you see the world afresh.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316731911
ISBN-10: 0316731919
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Legendre

Thomas Legendre received his undergraduate degree in English and Economics and a Master's degree in Literature before gaining his MFA degree in Creative Writing. He taught Creative Writing, Literature, and Communication at Yavapai College before moving