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The Burning

The Burning

by Thomas Legendre

Publisher Little, Brown

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About the book

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 reckless 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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About the Author

Thomas Legendre

Thomas Legendre received degrees in English & Economics and in Literature before gaining his MFA degree in Creative Writing. He taught Creative Writing, Literature & Communication at a college in Arizona until 2001, when he emigrated with his family to Edinburgh.

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    Some yellowing, foxing, and small marks to the pages and page block. Very minor denting to the edges of the hardcover. Fine dust-jacket. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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