DUCORNET, RIKKI.The Word " Desire ". Henry Holt, NY: 1997. 0805051732 / 9780805051735 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand New Copy. These twelve startlingly original stories about erotic desire are the best opportunity yet for adventurous readers to discover and explore the fiction of Rikki Ducornet, who over the past three decades has created a body of work that is as daring and finely wrought as any writer's.