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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rex Burwell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Rex Burwell on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rex lives in Elgin, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rex Burwell taught English at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

Desade II
ISBN: 1931982872

Livingston Pr. 2007

Jim Smythe works for what he calls The Peach Factory, a non-profit arts organization whose job is to cull the rich and garner gifts and grants. Jim's also a ladies' man--but don't blame him, oh no--for he suffers from priapism, that is, an eternal erection. Bring in Molly, whose legs go all the way up, as does her up-to-date American Buddhism. Besmitten and besotted, Jim reforms. Suddenly though, Molly disappears and Jim's brought before a grand jury to defend himself against embezzlement . . . and perhaps murder.

DeSade II: A Brown Recluse Romance

Livingston Press. 2011

Jim Smythe, a high-class telephone solicitor, is loved by too many women, but not by his lovely Molly Suzuki, the only woman he wants. Worse, having been accused of embezzlement, Molly has disappeared.

After many screwball adventures in Palma, Mallorca, North Sioux City, South Dakota, and Las Vegas, Jim finally finds her. Alas, even though she’s become the mother of Jim’s son, she wishes not to be found.

A perpetual witness in a perpetual grand jury investigation, Jim tells his court-appointed psychiatrist this amusingly insane story of how he, Molly and the baby at last end up as a poor but happy Buddhist family living in the Presbyterian Midwest.

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