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Ocean Sea - Alessandro Baricco
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In Alessandro Baricco's celebrated debut, it was silk that exerted a fatal attraction. This time it's the ocean, whose watery charms cause an entire cast of characters to convene at the isolated Almayer Inn. The guests include a seductress, an eccentric professor, and a painter with a pronounced penchant for metaphysics. They're soon joined by the beautiful young daughter of a local aristocrat, who's been stricken with a mysterious illness. In a sense, however, all these characters are suffering from maladies--psychological, existential, erotic--which makes the Almayer Inn a kind of Magic Mountain with beachfront footage. The author is a renowned opera critic in his native Italy. Perhaps this accounts for his love of linguistic arias, which can overpower the plot of Ocean Sea. When Baricco gets rolling, of course, his intricately worked prose is a delight. Even the inn itself, situated alone on a promontory, gets the red carpet treatment: "So alone it was there, it seemed a thing forgotten. It was almost as if a procession of inns, of every kind and vintage, had passed by there one day, skirting the coast, when, out of tiredness, one had detached itself from the rest, and, as its travelling companions filed past, it decided to stop on that slight rise, yielding to its own weakness, bowing its head and waiting for the end." At his best, Baricco recalls Italo Calvino--there's the same pleasure in elegant riddles and rococo storytelling. Here and there the narrative o contemporary,education and reference,fiction,foreign language fiction,literary,literature and fiction,world literature Education & Reference, Knopf

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A handful of disparate lives -- each of them perilously unwhole, seeking something -- converge at a remote seaside inn: A lovelorn professor searching for the sea's end. A painter trying to capture its beginning. An inscrutable seductress banished by her husband. And a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope. An intricate web of associations and destinies begins to reveal itself, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth in all its dreamlike beauty and monstrous cruelty becomes clear. Adams may furnish the key to the girl's salvation, but only the fulfillment of his obsessive secret purpose -- to answer murder with murder -- can conclude the journey that has brought him from the ends of the earth. Ocean Sea Baricco, Alessandro / McEwen, Alastair / McEwen, Alasdair, Alfred A. Knopf

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375404238
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375404236
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Knopf

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