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Entering Fire

(1986)
(The second book in the Four Elements series)
A novel by

 
 
This startling and brilliantly comic novel tells the stories of two men: a father and his estranged son. Lamprias de Bergerac is a gentle mystic and amateur botanist who spends his middle-aged years in an erotic utopia deep in the Amazonian jungle, collecting specimens of rare orchids and ultimately finding Cucla, the young and free-spirited native woman who has become the love of his life. Meanwhile, his demented son Septimus is raised by his mother in prewar Europe, seething with hatred of the father who abandoned him. He rises to power in Nazi-occupied France, where he goes mad in an obsessive pursuit of racial purity.

Rikki Ducornet has a gift for combining the horrific with the hilarious, the realistic with the fantastic. Through a wildly inventive narrative, Entering Fire scrutinizes the sources of fascist mentality in nations and, potentially, in all humans.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 1900 : UK Hardback

Title: Entering Fire
Author(s): Rikki Ducornet
ISBN: 0-7011-2949-2 / 978-0-7011-2950-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Entering Fire
Author(s): Rikki Ducornet
ISBN: 0-87286-355-7 / 978-0-87286-355-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
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September 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Entering fire
Author(s): Rikki Ducornet
ISBN: 0-87286-207-0 / 978-0-87286-207-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: City Lights Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Entering Fire
Author(s): Rikki Ducornet
ISBN: 0-7011-2950-6 / 978-0-7011-2950-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA