Look Inside. 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.

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Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Categories: Contemporary Fiction. Ocean Sea. Notify me. Description A handful of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope.

An intricate web of destinies and associations 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 cruelty becomes clear. Adams may furnish the key to the girl's salvation, but only the fulfilment of his obsessive secret purpose - to answer murder with murder - can conclude the journey that has brought him from the ends of the earth.

Alternately playful and profoundly serious, Baricco's novel surges with the hypnotic power of the ocean sea. Other books in this series. The Living Mountain Nan Shepherd. Add to basket. Incognito David Eagleman. The Gift Lewis Hyde. Homicide David Simon.

Close to the Knives David Wojnarowicz. Hollywood Charles Bukowski. Widow Basquiat Jennifer Clement. To the River Olivia Laing. The Tartar Steppe Dino Buzzati. Lanark Alasdair Gray. I'm Not Scared Niccolo Ammaniti. Review quote Baricco is an exemplary storyteller. Unburdened by a single perspective, the writing is ethereal. He is the author of many novels, including Silk and Without Blood, all of which have been translated into English. His novel Silk became a film starring Kiera Knightley in and he has also produced collections of essays and a theatrical monologue.

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Really tough book to read, Labelled post modern fiction on the cover, I found it more like magical realism with a lot of pertinent details left to the imagination. The author evokes stunning images A philosophical fable about the anomaly in the world that man is: people disturb, act, are guilty of betrayal and murder, suffer, die, tell stories and lies, while nature, represented by the sea, is Ocean Sea. Alessandro Baricco. A handful of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope.


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A haunting tale of love and vengeance, from the internationally bestselling author of Silk. Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in He is the author of thirteen novels, as well as a number of essay and short story collections, a modern rendition of The Iliad and a theatrical monologue. It's a great time to be in a reading group! Discover new titles and books you might not normally pick up and buy, or re-examine books you already know and love.


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