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Description - Ocean Sea by A Baricco

"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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375703959
ISBN-10: 0375703950
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - A Baricco

Alessandro Baricco has won numerous literary awards in Italy and France. He lives in Turin, Italy.