Virgil Burnett is an author-illustrator whose work has been widely published on this continent and in Europe. His recent projects include illustrations for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (The Folio Society: London, England) and work on a third novel. He was a member of the Fine Arts faculty of the University of Waterloo, and now spends part of each year working and travelling abroad. Other illustrated fictions by Burnett include Skiamachia and Towers at the Edge of a World.
A novella that is too ambitious for a short story yet falls short of a novel, A Comedy of Eros is a tale of intrigue and romance in which nothing is quite as it appears to be.
'Here are the annals of Montarnis from the Dark Ages to the present, told as a series of short stories, with that form's characteristic twist -- novel, ironic, or terrifying -- at the end. Their style is decadent, both in their careful observation of literary artifice and the expression of a strange private sensibility.' -- Thomas Pyne, The Los Ang …