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A CONVERSATION WITH RIKKI DUCORNET BY RACHEL RESNICK
Excerpt — Like the lick of a whip, Rikki Ducornet’s bold, bawdy fiction leaves its mark. Ducornet rigorously explores the darkest terrain of the human condition, and her sensous and surreal novel The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition, which was published shortly after we met, is as daring and satisfying a work as we’ve come to expect from her.
The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition is a dark erotic tale of a fan maker on trial during the French Revolution for her friendship with the Marquis de Sade, and for conspiring with Sade to draft a manuscript revealing the crimes of Bishop Landa, the man responsible for the destruction of the Mayan culture. Like an intricate fan, the book unfolds and creases, revealing stories within stories, meanings upon meanings. Ducornet layers in Sade’s explosive voice from prison and evokes the conquest of the New World, while in the background, heads never stop rolling. By turns playful and horrific, the book also asserts the sovereignty of imagination, celebrates books themselves, and explores the risks of passionate living and thinking. [MORE ONLINE]