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Ocean Sea

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780375703959
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
Format: Paperback
Year: 2000
Publisher: Vintage
Dimensions: 130 x 201 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256
Series: Vintage International (Paperback)

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"Exotic...erotic... Ocean Sea is highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical."—"The New York Times Book Review"
With Silk, his first novel to appear in English, Alessandro Baricco immediately proved himself to be a magical storyteller. With Ocean Sea, he has been acclaimed as the successor to Italo Calvino, and a major voice in modern literature.
In Ocean Sea, Alessandro Baricco presents a hypnotizing postmodern fable of human malady—psychological, existential, erotic—and the sea as a means of deliverance. At the Almayer Inn, a remote shoreline hotel, an artist dips his brush in a cup of ocean water to paint a portrait of the sea. A scientist pens love letters to a woman he has yet to meet. An adulteress searches for relief from her proclivity to fall in love. And a sixteen-year-old girl seeks a cure from a mysterious condition which science has failed to remedy. When these people meet, their fates begin to interact as if by design. Enter a mighty tempest and a ghostly mariner with a thirst for vengeance, and the Inn becomes a place where destiny and desire battle for the upper hand. Playful, provocative, and ultimately profound, Ocean Sea is a novel of striking originality and wisdom.

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