OCEAN SEA

OCEAN SEA

$383
  • ISBN9780375703959
  • EditorialVINTAGE
  • AutorBARICCO, ALESSANDRO
  • SegmentoLECTURA
  • Serie
  • TipoLITERATURE
  • DescripciónIN 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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