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Ocean Sea (Canons)

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Description for Ocean Sea (Canons) Paperback.
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. Alternately playful and profoundly serious, Baricco's novel surges with the hypnotic power of the ocean sea.

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Canongate Canons
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Alessandro Baricco
Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958. 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. He has won the Prix Médicis Étranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy.

Reviews for Ocean Sea (Canons)
Highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical

New York Times Book Review

Compelling, profound and sharply funny
Stephanie Merritt


Baricco has produced a beguilingly unusual beach book

The Times

Baricco has produced a work of miraculously spun sugar, at which many people ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Ocean Sea (Canons)

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