Burden of Desire

Burden of Desire

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Burden of Desire centres on the love triangle between bohemian Halifax south-end belle Julia Robertson, Dalhousie professor Stewart MacPherson, and young Anglican minister Peter Wentworth. Julia keeps a diary detailing her sexual fantasies, which she has with her at the moment of the blast that was the Halifax Explosion. She hides her diary in her coat, which is subsequently donated to a clothing drive for the individuals from the north end of the city who've list everything in the explosion. Peter discovers the diary and becomes fixated on its author, enlisting the help of his friend Stewart to find her. Burden of Desire explores the repression and expression of sexual desire at the time of the First World War. It also offers a compelling fictional account of the impact on Halifax society of the Halifax Explosion.Wednesday, June 14, 1916a€” In her parentsa#39; bedroom looking over the sea, L pulled out a drawer full of photographs, and I took them off to Ca#39;s room, sitting ... making love with the boy who would just be on the verge of becoming a man.

Title:Burden of Desire
Author:Robert MacNeil
Publisher:Formac Publishing Company - 2014-03-27


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