This is a study of a woman's effect upon a boy of 17. His father too is effected although his infidelity is imaginary but as destructive. Years later, they meet the woman again and re-experience the force of a personality which dominated their lives.

The Desert of Love 1989, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780881844856

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Desert of Love 1989, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140104059

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Mass-market paperback

The desert of love 1984, Methuen, London

ISBN-13: 9780413544308